By Bode Olushegun
The Yobe state government has moved to engaged unemployed youths in the state with job utility creation tools.
The tools distributed to the youths include tricycles, sewing and grinding machines, an exercise under the Youth Empowerment Initiatives (YEI) of Governor Mai-Mala Buni.
The government extending the scheme on Saturday to Potiskum local government, targeted unemployed youths from 10 wards in the council.
The Yobe State Deputy Governor, Idi Gubana while distributing the empowerment machines and equipment in Potiskum town, disclosed that: “The distribution of these tricycles, sewing and grinding machines to teeming unemployed
youths; was to create wealth and reduce the present rate of joblessness.”
He said the empowerment scheme; is the full implementation of a partnership project between the Governor and his Deputy to empower more youths.
Gubana, who was represented by Deputy Speaker; Yobe State House of
Assembly, Auwal Danchuwa; said the empowerment machines and equipment;
was to address unemployment among youths.
He said: “We are also very much keen on empowering and helping young people of
the state to create more wealth, instead of depending on government handouts.”
He noted that the Buni/Gubana Partnership; “is determined to respond to
improving macroeconomic indices by re-activating markets with new economic initiatives for growth and development.
“This will inculcate the culture of investment in young Nigerians,” noting that the YEI; is the most sustainable investments to reduce unemployment and poverty in the state.”
In a remark, the All Progressives Congress (APC) Youth leader, Babangida Ibrahim;
urged the beneficiaries to make good investments from the distributed
machines and equipment.
In his remark, Director of Personnel Management of the Council, Ibrahim Abubakar while commending the scheme, said: “This is a great thing to our youths, it will go a long way in improving the economy and living conditions of youths.”