Federal Gov’t trains 1500 North East youths in creative arts, scriptwriting, others

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Federal Gov’t trains 1500 North East youths in creative arts, scriptwriting, others

Federal Gov’t trains 1500 North East youths in creative arts, scriptwriting, others

Story from Ahmad SAKA, Bauchi

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development has trained, certificated and equipped 1500 beneficiaries in the North-East sub-region.

The beneficiaries were out of the over 20,000 people to benefit nationwide, in continuation of its efforts to reduce unemployment among the youths across the country.

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The beneficiaries which were drawn from six states of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe states, were trained for three months in three clusters of creative arts (animation), computer hardware (repairs and installation, fixing of Android phones) and scriptwriting.

After undergoing the 90 days training conducted by professionals at the Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic (ATAP), Bauchi State, the beneficiaries were given starter packs based on their fields of specializations as well as a token.

Addressing the beneficiaries at the ATAP, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sa’adiya Umar Farouk advised them to put to good use, the knowledge acquired during the period of the training.

Represented by a Deputy Director in the Ministry, Gidado Abubakar, the Minister said that the Federal Government is committed to empowering the youths and other vulnerable Nigerians to bring them out of poverty, as well as make them become employers of labour.

She added that all the participants in the training who successfully completed the course are expected to set themselves up with the starter packs given to them as well as the token amount considering the economic situation in the country.

One of the consultants who handled the hardware cluster of the training, Bashir Umar Tofa explained that out of 1,360 people who registered for the program, 771 turned up and got certified after which they were given starter packs to begin work.

He explained that with the training they acquired, they will be able to handle installation, repairs and other services related to computer systems and Android devices anywhere in the country.

Tofa advised the beneficiaries to take the business seriously, engage other unemployed youths in their various areas in order to grow their businesses and at the same time empower others.

The N-Knowledge is a component of the N-Power Programme and is focused on equipping young Nigerians with relevant skills and certification to become competent workers, innovators and entrepreneurs prepared for both the domestic and global digital job market.

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