By Our Correspondent
Youth and Civil Society Coalition For Development in Collaboration with Federal University Dutse have flagged off the training of 350 women in Jigawa state for job creation and poverty eradication.
Speaking at the occasion, Governor Malam Umar Namadi commended the organizer of the two weeks entrepreneur training which he described as a good effort that will complement the state government effort on youth and women empowerment.
The Governor who was represented by the executive secretary state Directorate for empowerment, Dr Habu Ubale noted that youth and women empowerment is one of the key aspects of His Excellency’s 12 point agenda designed for making people productive, self reliant, promote wealth creation, building strong and resilient economy for greater Jigawa.
“We have already renovated and equipped six major skill acquisition centres in the state, and many youth and women are already there receiving various skills training.
“Therefore we are ready to partner with any group or individual indicate interest in building our state economy”.
In his speech the chief host and the Vice Chancellor Federal University Dutse, Professor Abdulkarim Sabo Muhammad commended the YCSD for initiating the training in which the University agreed to partner in.
“There is a popular saying which is also in tandem with our religious belief that, “If you train a women you trained the whole society and if you left women than you left society to grounded”.
The Vice Chancellor called on the state government to key in with a start-up package that will enable the participants to have something to start their own business and become self reliant in line with the Governor’s 12 point agenda.
In his speech, the National President of YCSD, Comrade Aminu Aminu said they organized the training to enhance women productivity and gender participation in National building.
He added that, the participants will be given training in eight different entrepreneur skill of their own choice.