Kwara govt. to partner with FG on youth empowerment


Abdulfatah-AhmedGov. Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara on Friday said that his government was ready to partner with the Federal Government and investors in efforts to create employment opportunities for the youth.

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The governor, who was represented by Mrs Bosede Orunmuyi, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry and Solid Minerals Development, said this at an entrepreneurship development training programme in Ilorin.

Ahmed said that the Kwara Government was ready to take advantage of the channels offered by agencies like the Small Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) to empower youths in the state.

He pledged that his administration would continue to develop the capacity of the citizens in identifying and utilising business opportunities.

He said that the government had adopted an integral capacity development approach to achieve the desired economic growth for the state.

“The training programme will capture thematic issues such as general entrepreneurship and concepts of production.

“It will also look at basic booking and business plans’ formulation, among others, to develop the vocational skills of participants,’’ he said.

Ahmed said that efforts would be made to organise the participants into cooperative groups to enable them to have easier access to funds earmarked for micro-credit projects by the state government.

He commended the SMEDAN for supporting the entrepreneurship development programmes of the state government.

Also speaking, Mrs Zainab Abdulmalik, the Manager of SMEDAN in Ilorin, said that the training would focus on youths and women, with a view to making them self-reliant (NAN)

Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsola
Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

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