Posted by News Express | 9 August 2017 | 1,310 times
Governor Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State said on Tuesday in Dutse that his administration would empower 1,575 youths.
At the inauguration of the various youths empowerment programmes and prize giving award to cluster farmers, Abubakar said his administration had already empowered 50,174 with various skill acquisitions in the past years.
The Governor added that the state government would also revive the abandoned multipurpose production machines by the previous administration situated in Kazaure, Babura and Hadejia Local Government Areas.
Abubakar said the aim was to augment the scrap dealers and empower youths in the production of plastic materials such buckets, cups, plates and other plastic items.
He said the state government would also reward the best performing agricultural extension workers spread across the state that assisted the cluster farmers in improving the agronomy to ensure increased productivity at all levels.
The Governor presented 27 commercial vehicles to the state chapter of the National Association of Transport Owners (NARTO) under the economic empowerment programme.
He said that the gesture was to boost the economic well-being of the people.
Alhaji Muhammad Shehu, Special Adviser to the Governor on Youths and Economic Empowerment, thanked Abubakar for his various economic initiatives to the people of the state. (NAN)
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