By: Babagana Bukar Wakil, Maiduguri
Borno Government has recommended 300 graduates for employment in public and private sectors within and outside the state.
The State’s Commissioner of Science, Technology and Innovation, Engr. Babagana Mustafa, made this known on Sunday while briefing newsmen on the activities of the 10 months old ministry.
Mustafa said the graduates were those that registered on its job portal meant for the registration of all employed and unemployed youths in the state.
He noted that the new ministry was established by Gov. Babagana Zulum to serve as key driver for socio-economic growth and development of the state.
The commissioner said that the state government had set up a Vocational Enterprise Institution in Maiduguri, and had also embarked on rehabilitation of all Vocational Training Centres and Technical Colleges.
He listed other achievements of the ministry to include creation of Borno website, installation of solar energy lights for townships street lights, housing estates and other government organisations like primary healthcare centres.
Also speaking on his ministry, the Commissioner for Commerce, Trade and Industry, Alhaji Yerima Kareto, said that the state in collaboration with Bank of Industry have commenced the distribution of N2 billion to traders and other small scale entrepreneurs across the state to boost their businesses.