Kaduna em­pow­ers 7,600 youths, women through SURE-P

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Chris­tiana T. Alabi, Kaduna

Gover­nor Mukhtar Ra­malan Yero of Kaduna State yes­ter­day com­menced the dis­tri­bu­tion of starter packs to 7,600 ben­e­fi­cia­ries who par­tic­i­pated in the 2013 SURE-P youth and women em­pow­er­ment skills ac­qui­si­tion train­ing pro­gramme.

Yero in his speech at the oc­ca­sion said each trainee would re­ceive starter packs rel­e­vant to his or her trade in ad­di­tion to a take-off grant of N10,000.

The train­ings he said were han­dled by rep­utable firms in­clud­ing Kad­poly Con­sult, Nuhu Ba­malli Polytech­nic Zaria, Na­tional Live­stock Cen­tre, In­dus­trial De­vel­op­ment Cen­tre, Federal Col­lege of Forestry Tech­nol­ogy, KADP and G6 Farms Nigeria Limited among oth­ers.

“Un­der youth em­pow­er­ment, 192 youths who were trained in alu­minium works will each re­ceive starter packs and take­off grants worth N123,400.00. Items to be pro­vided to each of them in­clude; cut­ting ma­chine, drilling ma­chine, milling ma­chine, a gen­er­a­tor set, a pair of hand gloves and take-off grant of N10, 000”.

“The 192 ben­e­fi­cia­ries of pho­tog­ra­phy train­ing will each re­ceive starter packs and take­off grants worth N73,000.00. The youths trained in leather works will each go home with items in­clud­ing but­ter­fly sewing ma­chine, fill­ing ma­chine, pinches ma­chine, a mea­sure­ment tape, a gen­er­a­tor set and a take­off grant of N10,000”, he said.

Yero noted that the 191 youths trained in print­ing will re­ceive starter packs worth N293,500.00 in­clud­ing ex­po­sure ma­chine for mak­ing plates, light ta­ble used for lay­ing films, wash­ing tray and a gen­er­a­tor set.

Sim­i­lar ges­tures were an­nounced for trainees in other sec­tors. The gover­nor dis­closed plans by the govern­ment to en­gage 2,550 youths with the 2013 SURE-P funds. The youths he said would be drawn from the 255 wards across the state, adding that 40 per­cent of them would be fe­males.

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