Skills Aquisition: Tiv group budgets N150million to empower 2500 Kaduna youths, women
Group under the auspices of the Mzough U Tiv Kaduna State Chapter yesterday kick started the empowerment process for 2500 Kaduna youths and women by organising a fund raising activities aimed at meeting 150million naira target.
Chairperson of the skills Aquisition program cum fund raising activities Engineer Rachel Ugye who also doubles as Chairperson Nigerian Society of Engineers Kaduna State Chapter said joblessness and hunger among youths and women is driving insecurity as hungry youths and women are either recruited as informants or as core agents of kidnappers and banditry.
Engineer Ugye revealed that women in volatile areas of the state are key target for the skills aquisition program stressing that women and children are the most affected in the banditry rampage.
On the choice of whether non Tivs will be selected for the program Engineer Rachel Ugye revealed that all eligible non Tivs who are based in Kaduna will be selected.
According to her, tailoring, soap making, food processing and storage, catering, computer repair and maintenance, carpentry and others are packages for the skills aquisition program.
On building of the “Ate U Tiv” (Hall), Engineer Rachel Ugye revealed that “as an engineer am already partnering with some of my colleagues in KASUPDA and other relevant authorities to get the need approval for the building of our Hall, most of our members who are engineers will join in the site work so as to meet up with best international practices.
Also speaking, former Public Relations Officer, Bank of Agriculture, High Chief Wayo hailed Kaduna Government for always providing the condusive atmosphere for business and all citizens.
According to High Chief Wayo, the present leadership of the Mzough U Tiv Kaduna State Chapter is the 18th Leader in the historical circle of the Mzough U Tiv Kaduna State Chapter stressing that the “leadership has consulted widely and we are confident that a touch of smile will reach many and lift them out of poverty”
On insecurity in the state, Wayo hailed Mallam Nasiru El-rufai strategies in combating the dreaded terrorist however pointed that “its looking more of a one man thing the masses need to team up with the Government and when people are properly engaged maybe the relocation of villages along the dreaded Abuja Express way will not be necessary.”
According to Wayo, the 2500 youths targeted will increase job creation and a shared facility of the Chinese people is been copied and will be workable and sustainable.
“The Government of the state under the watch of Mallm El-rufai had been supportive to the ideas of youths and women empowerment, we appeal to him to support the empowerment process that will take 2500 youths accross all tribes and religion out of poverty.” Wayo added.
Earlier, the Former Union Chairman
Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHUN) Federal Neuro Psychiatrists Hospital Barnawa, Kaduna, Comrade Atule Emmanuel called on the Government of Benue and Kaduna States to support the empowerment of youths as hence more jobs will be created to engage energetic men and women who see crime as easy money making venture.