By Hassan Umar Shallpella
Adamawa state government has concluded plans to resuscitate the moribund Technical and Vocational Training Centres across the state to train 500 youths in skills required by manufacturing and services industries within the state.
The benefitting 500 youths will receive training on barbing, fish farming, poultry, food processing and preservation, makeup, photography, soap making, solar installation and website designing.
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri disclosed this at General Murtala Muhammad College GMMC Yola while declaring open the training of 500 youths under phase one of a Programme organized by the Poverty Alleviation and Wealth Creation Agency.
He said Government has also earmarked one hundred hectares (100 hectares) of land in each local government area to be allocated to youths to enable them to properly channel their potentials and talents for the benefit of the state.
Governor Fintiri also revealed that government has provided free and compulsory education, free feeding and payment of scholarship allowance for students of institution of higher learning as well as undertaken massive renovation and provision of new classroom blocks which has boosted enrollment and the back to school initiative.
Earlier in her remarks, the Head of PAWECA, Hajiya Aishatu Bawa Bello said the beneficiaries of the training programme are 2000 in number but due to COVID-19, they will be trained in phases adding that the agency recently trained four hundred and twenty (420) youths in the state.
Leader of the British Council, Yola office, Mr Abdulkadir Bello Ahmed expressed appreciation to the Adamawa state government for creating avenues under which youths can engage in meaningful ventures.