By Abdullahi Jalaludeen
The Federal Government has reassured commitments towards training and restraining of youths different skills and traits ,with the aim of making them to be self reliant and employers of labour.
The minister of Humanitarian Affairs ,Disaster Management and Social Development Hajiya Sadiya Umar Faruq Disclosed this during the closing ceremony of three months training for youths on different skills under the N – Knowledge programme held in Kano University of science and technology karfi campus Kano.
represented by the Focal person in Kano Hajiya Aisha Jaafar Yusif said the programme is focused on equipping young Nigerians with relevant skills and certification to become competent workers, innovators and entrepreneurs prepared for both the domestic and global digital job market.
” beneficiaries are in Hardware, Software, Animation, script writing and other life skills under the N-Knowledge programme,
The beneficiaries have been in residential training since February 2023.
Hajiya Sadiya Umar Faruk noted that the N-Knowledge Expansion training coordinated in the FCT and training camps in six geo-political zones,
she charged the beneficiaries to make optimum use of the opportunity given to them to become solution providers and entrepreneurs in their communities.
“I am specifically here to symbolically bid farewell to all the trainees of the N-Knowledge training programme for the 6 geo-political zones of the country.
“It is designed to achieve Mr President’s goal of poverty reduction and job creation, most especially as it targets the unemployed youth for competence building and gainful employment. The N-Power helps young Nigerians acquire and develop life-long skills to become solution providers and entrepreneurs in their communities.
“You will confirm by now that N-Knowledge programme is focused on equipping young Nigerians with relevant skills and certification to become competent workers, innovators and entrepreneurs prepared for both the domestic and global digital job market.The training targeted at developing competencies of the youth in software development, Hardware handling and application of ICT in the creative industry, are catalysts to mainstreaming the Nigerian youth to at least take advantage of the outsourcing market for software development”.
Umar Farouq also advised the beneficiaries against selling their starter packs and urged them to use the devices given to them to become independent entrepreneurs in the society.
“The assorted training tools are being packaged and released to you appropriately as starter packs. These were procured to enable you to maximize the skills learnt during your stay in the camp and to start off with your vocation after wards. Above all, your certificates of completion of training which is an attestation of good behaviour and attendance is sealed and delivered to you. All the training tools were carefully designed to meet the needs of the different programme tracks in Hardware maintenance, software development and Creative design”
Beneficiaries will earn a stipend of N10,000 monthly for the 9 months period of their apprenticeship.