Yobe Begins Entrepreneurship Training


Yobe Govt Flags Off Entrepreneurship Skills Training

For 5821 Youths in Collaboration With EU 

                                                                      By Sadiq Abubakar 

The Yobe State Government has signed pact with the European Union (EU) to empower 5821 Youths on Entrepreneurship Skills  across the 17 Local Government Areas of the state.

While flagging off the programme in Damaturu, the Yobe State Commissioner , Ministry of Youths, Sports and Social Development, Goni Bukar Lawan  said  the state government in collaboration with the EU  has concluded arrangement to train and empower 5,821 Youths on various Entrepreneurship skills acquisition programme which is a significant intervention meant for   states affected by the book haram  insurgency.

Represented by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry,  Alhaji Galtima  Ali,  the  State Commissioner also commended the EU for their laudable initiative which was aimed at building resilience and livelihoods among the  youths and  alleviating their  poverty.

According to him, the  European Union under its Building Resilience In Complex Crisis (BRICC) has agreed to  fund  the programme in collaboration with Yobe State Government  where  5321 youths were expected to benefit from the  various entrepreneurship skills.

In his remark, the  EU  Acting Programme Director, Mr. Hugg Briggs said that over 363 million is to be expended for the training and empowerment  of the 5321 beneficiaries within a period of 3-6 months.

Hung added that the programme will concentrate  on the three thematic areas which consist of social protection, livelihoods and peace building/conflict resolution.

According to him, the European Union BRICC Programme had also partnered closely with the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) to identify 17 viable ventures that the Youths have  indicated interest to acquire skills on.

The skills include aluminum works and glass fabrication, automobile electric work, automobile painting, barbing, cap making, furniture making, knitting of  mats, seats and covers, tailoring  and fashion design among others.

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