Nasarawa govt graduate 100 youths in skills

Nasarawa state govt have trained and graduated 100 youths drawn from the 13 local government areas of the state on different entrepreneurship skills to help improve their livelihoods.

“The unemployment report by the National Bureau of Statistics indicates that unemployment rate is on steady rise from 18.8 per cent during the 3rd quarter of 2017 to 21.1 per cent as of the 2nd quarter of 2020.

“In order to curb the unemployment rate in the country, the Poise Graduate Communion Support Foundation created the career kick-start programme to address this specific area of focus.

During the graduation ceremony of the three weeks intensive training and job fair of the 2021 employability and entrepreneurship training programme for 100 youths yesterday, the Deputy Governor, Dr Emmanuel Akabe urged the graduates to make good use of the knowledge and skills acquired.

“This, I believe is as a result of the commitment of our administration to turn around the fortunes of our youths through various skills acquisition in the state considering the critical role played by our youths in nation building process,” he said.

He assured that the Nasarawa State Government will continue to provide enabling environment for such training programmes for the youth.

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