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Published On: Thu, May 31st, 2018

Women group lauds Buhari’s youth empowerment initiative

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From Ahmad Mohammed Bauchi

An Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Change Women Association (CHAWA), Bauchi has commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration for his effort at reducing unemployment in the country.
Mrs Maryam Alexander the President of CHAWA made the commendation yesterday in an interview with newsmen in Bauchi.
She applauded the Federal Government for its commitment to creating jobs for youths.
She said Federal Government’s initiative as the Youth Empowerment Programmes like N-power.
“The scheme was borne out of the desire to ensure that unemployed youth and women benefited in the government empowerment programme and were liberated from poverty.
Maryam said , the Federal Government was committed to tackling youth unemployment in Nigeria through the introduction of various initiatives which the youths can utilise to become gainfully employed.
She listed such initiatives to include N-Power, the Bank of Industry Youth Entrepreneurship Support, (YES) and the Bank of Agriculture and Central Bank of Nigeria support schemes.
President said, “The private sector creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship which requires persons equipped with the requisite skills ready for mobilsation through adequate support to enable youth create employment for themselves, Through that also for others or go into skill –based jobs in the private sector,”
She said the Federal Government was also committed to giving special consideration to education, particularly tertiary education, within the constraints of available financial resources and the competing needs of other sectors of the economy.
Maryam said the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, provide acquisition empowerment programme for 1,000 women and youth across each of the 36 states.
“Through her pet project, `Future Assured Programme’ which was a social intervention aimed at ameliorating poverty among youths and women,” she said She said that series of social programmes initiated by the present administration were aimed at transforming the lives of youth and womenfolk in particular, who formed a great chunk of the unemployed in the country.”

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