From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna.
The Niger State Government has concluded plans for the training of 400 youths in the areas of plastic bottle building and stoves at the cost of N316,800,000 to reduce youth restiveness in the society.
Commissioner of Youth and Sports, Samaila Ibrahim disclosed yesterday while addressing journalists after the State Executive Council meeting.
Ibrahim added that it has secured N38,112,000 to commence the pilot scheme of 50 beneficiaries to include starter packs provision hence the success of these to determined the 1,000 training plan per annum.
Also Commissioner of Agriculture, Alhaji Muhammad Nuhu Dukku announced the procurement of 20,000 metric tonnes of fertilizer for sale and distribution at government approved price of N5,500 per bag.
Dukku said that the exercise will soon be flagged off by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello noted that the state government is partnering with Morris fertilizer company for the distribution and government is to provide security and monitor as agreed.