Taraba state governor
Darius Ishaku yesterday
presented empowerment
tools to graduands of the state
Skills Training Programme
to enable them begin their
businesses.
Presenting the multimillion
naira empowerment
kits to the first batch of the
Skills Training Programme
at the Jolly Nyame Stadium
in Jalingo, the Taraba State
capital, governor Ishaku
challenged women and Youth
in the State to be innovative
and creative to meet the
reality of the present time.
The governor maintained
that not all will have the
opportunity to be employed
into the State Civil Service,
hence the need to positively
engage women and youths
into viable ventures to make
them self reliance.
Ishaku who was highly
elated over the success story
of training programme and
the enthusiasm shown by the
graduands during the period
of their training, directed
his Chief of Staff, Mr. Rebo
Usman to immediately begin
the process of for the second
batch of the programme.
“I am happy that my
vision for a greater Taraba
is gradually unfolding. With
the dexterity on the part
of the graduands, Taraba
women and Youths are
determined to take the state
to the promise land.
“This programme is part
of the Rescue Watch, which
is geared towards engaging
the various Communities
in the State positively and
identifying their problems
with a view to improve their
livelihood,” he said.
Earlier, Commissioner for
Cooperative and Poverty
Alleviation, Hon. Abba
Akawu told the gathering
that the 335 persons selected
from the 168 wards of the
State were trained for the
period of three months with
close monitoring by his
Ministry.
Akawu maintained that
all the 335 graduands will
be able to stand on their
own and as well create job
and wealth for the state
and the country even as he
challenged them to be good
ambassadors of the Rescue
Mission of Governor Darius
Ishaku.
The Nigerian Pilot reports
that the graduands were
trained in skills such as hair
dressing, tailoring, shoe
making, carpentry, wood
carving, computer operation,
soap making, welding, and
traditional dress weaving
among others.


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