Nasarawa Government Trains 95 Graduates in Entrepreneurial Skills » BROAD NEWS — IN NIGERIA
The three-week Job Fair and Job Summit on Employability and Entrepreneurship Training was organized in collaboration with Oxfarm Nigeria and Poise Graduate Finishing Academic.
Governor Abdullahi Sule, speaking at the end of the exercise on Friday in Lafia, noted that entrepreneurship training has become imperative in line with his administration’s quest to positively engage young people.
He said the administration since its inception in 2019 had employed no less than 3,000 teachers, stern doctors and other healthcare workers on the state workforce.
“We have also rolled out many training programs like this for youth and women where they have been equipped with 21st century skills.
“We will continue to train and empower our youth and women to turn the large population into assets. Population has never been an issue anywhere, the case studies of India and China are relevant examples.
“The major problem is the lack of ideas, initiative and entrepreneurial skills. Entrepreneurs are the employers of the majority of people in all developed economies once there are enabling environments.
“No government anywhere can provide employment to all of its citizens, hence our government’s policy of equipping our young people with skills in addition to those we can employ,” Sule added.
The governor therefore congratulated the beneficiaries and promised that the government would help them obtain loans on favorable terms to set up their businesses.
Also speaking, Habiba Suleiman, Governor’s Senior Special Assistant (SSA) for Human Capital Development, said the training was the third edition held in the state.
Suleiman listed some of the course content of the training to include business plan writing, resume writing, customer service excellence, marketing strategy, business and personal finance management, among others.
She explained that 994 state graduates applied for the training, of which 95 were selected.
The SSA, however, promised that more people would then be taken in for the training.