Yobe Governor, Alhaji Mai-Mala Buni on Monday promised to continue to organize trainings aimed at creating jobs and wealth for the teeming youth of the state.
The promise came even as the governor has given approval for the creation of job portal for the state.
The governor gave this promise in Damaturu at the Closing Ceremony of a Six-Week Training for Youths and Women on Small-Scale Production of Text-Coat and Emulsion Paint
He said: “I want to assure our youths in the state that other training programmes for job and wealth creation will be organized periodically to enable them to learn and become self-reliant.
“Similarly, as part of our administration’s resolve to explore avenues of economic empowerment for the people, I have approved the establishment of a jobs portal that will harmonise and unite our effort at providing job opportunities for our youths and our people generally.”
The training was organized for 680 youths drawn from the 17 local government areas of the state.
Buni told the graduates that: “As the paint and emulsion making training for the youths has come to an end, I appeal to the trainees to make the very best use of the set-up packages given to them in the form of raw materials, equipment and accessories.
“Please do not sell them off. You need them to achieve the desired objectives for which the training was organized. This is one of the most effective ways in which the necessary avenues creating for small scale enterprises and start-ups in the state will be achieved.”
He added that: “I wish to further emphasise that a monitoring mechanism will be put in place to assess performance of the beneficiaries and we will reward the group or groups of trainees that excelled in managing the support given them.”
The governor said: “I wish to urge the Local Government Councils to continue to explore other avenues of job creation to complement the efforts of the State Government for the attainment our goals. Our administration will also take the necessary steps to collaborate with relevant agencies and development partners including the National Directorate of Employment, Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Social Investment Programme, Bank of Industries, among others, to achieve the overall socio-economic development objectives of our State.”
“We will also resuscitate and equip all the Basic Engineering Science and Technical Centres in the State to continue with the good work they have been doing in the area of skill acquisition for gainful self-employment.” He promised.