By Tony Nwanne
Katsina State Government has empowered about 569 youths in its vocational entrepreneurship development programme with no fewer than 18 vehicles, materials and equipment to launch their trades and become self reliant.
The equipment are for tailoring, poultry, welding, cosmetics production, carpentry and vehicle repairs.
Gov. Aminu Masari disclosed this on Saturday in Kastina while distributing the equipment to beneficiaries under the state’s youth empowerment programme.
“The state government has given the 500 youths three months training in fish, poultry farming, welding, carpentry, computer and business centre management.
“Some female youths have also been trained in beads making, catering and restaurant management, juice and cosmetics making,” he said.
Masari warned others yet to benefit from the state special empowerment programme to refrain from following politicians and leaders inciting their followers into anti-social behavior or risk missing the opportunity to become useful members of the society.
The governor who promised to unfold more programmes on socio-economic development, saying the state has partnered with Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to engage over 50, 000 of its young persons under Anchor Borrower Programme for cotton and another 20, 000 persons for rice production this farming season.