The Nasarawa Local government has expressed its readiness to organise employment Fair for 100 youths in their state that are currently being trained on entrepreneurship and employability skills.
The state’s Deputy Governor, Emmanuel Akabe, made the disclosure while talking to newsmen during a visit to the venue of it in Lafia, hawaii capital.
That he expressed confidence that the participants after completing the training would attract employers in the scheduled job fair on November 18th and that, they’ll certainly be in a position to start businesses of these own and start to become employers of labour.
“The job fair is where we are going to bring the employers and employees together. We are hoping and praying that many of them should be able to grab jobs of their own”, that he said.
Akabe commended the state’s Human Capital Development office, Oxfam Nigeria, and Poise Graduate Academy for the successful training of the 100 youths on employability and entrepreneurship skills.
That he adjudged it exercise as being successful based on the interactions he’d with the participants who were drawn from across the 13 municipality areas of their state.
“From my interactions with the organizers and participants, I do believe we are setting it up right. From what I was told, there are about 100 participants that are being trained on various skills. The participants may also be determined and focused on improving their knowledge and from my interactions using them, I will be satisfied, ” he added.
Also speaking, Senior Special Assistant to Governor Abdullahi Sule on Human Capital Development, Habiba Balarebe-Suleiman, said that it have been successful because organizers had been able to impact 21st-century skills on the participants directed at making them employable and self-reliant.
“I can comfortably say that we have had an overall total change and achieved a lot of our expected outcome. So yes, it’s been very intense because every day, we do back once again to straight back full course training with theory and practical sessions. So it has been quite an incredible experience for them based on the testimonies we get.
“Basically, we tried to offer them the skill and knowledge they need so that when fundamentally they gain employment or start organizations, they will be in a position to handle whatever they are doing seriously and start to become more productive inside their lines of work, ” she added.
One of the participants, Mr Sunusi Abdulsalam, who spoke to the Correspondent, lauded the state government for it and promised to put the employability and entrepreneurship skill he’s got learnt in to good use.
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