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