10 November 2020 By Chris Nyamtu
Nasarawa State Government has launched a three week Entrepreneurship Training Programme for youths in the State.
The programme was anchored by the newly established Nasarawa State Human Capital Development Office in partnership with the private sector and other employers of labour.
At the opening of the programme in Lafia , Governor Abdullahi Sule said the State Government had concluded plans to establish a Graduate Training Academy to equip fresh graduates in the State with the 21st century skills to make them employable and employers.
The Governor maintained that youths would continue to be given attention in all Government programmes as part of steps towards addressing youth restiveness in the State.
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor and Focal Person , Human Capital Development Nasarawa State, Mrs Habiba Balarabe called on youths to take advantage of the numerous programmes focusing on their economic empowerment and desist from activities that are counterproductive.
Mrs Balarabe explained that over 80 beneficiaries who are mostly graduates were mobilized from the 13 Local Government areas of the State to participate in the first phase of the training.
One of the beneficiares Mr Alade Babangida who is physically challenged,said the programme had given him hope to earn a living, ten years after graduation.