The Nasarawa State administration has told young entrepreneurs in the state that the state will provide an enabling environment for them to explore their potentials for meaningful contribution to the state’s progress.
Governor Abdullahi Sule made the pledge on Friday in Lafia at the conclusion of the 2021 Employability and Entrepreneurship training course for 100 youngsters selected from the state’s 13 Local Government Areas.
During the ceremony, Governor Sule hosted a Job Fair for the 100 youths, expressing optimism that it would strengthen the graduates’ capacity to find gainful employment and engage in meaningful ventures.
The Governor, who was represented by his Deputy, Emmanuel Akabe, stated that his administration’s dedication to reversing the fortunes of the state’s youths was the reason Oxfarm Nigeria expressed interest in setting a Bits Academy in Nasarawa state to operate a one-year ICT program for unskilled youngsters.
“Today’s Job Fair is critical because it will provide them with an opportunity to shake off laziness and engage in projects that will improve their economic well-being,” he stated.
He lauded the state’s Human Capital Development office, Oxfam Nigeria, and Poise Graduate Academy for a successful three-week career training program for 100 youngsters focused on employability and entrepreneurship skills.
Additionally, Habiba Balarabe-Suleiman, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Human Capital Development, stated that the training was part of the Nasarawa state government’s efforts to accelerate development while pledging to remain resolute in achieving the HCD office’s goal of eradicating poverty in the state.