Taraba First Lady Partners CBN To Train Unemployed Youths
Taraba State first lady, Mrs Anna Ishaku, must be concerned by growing number of idle young men roaming the streets.
Madam Ishaku has partnered the Central bank of Nigeria, through her Hope Afresh Foundation, to train 220 unemployed youths.
Ishaku disclosed this in Jalingo on Wednesday while inspecting facilities at the Skills Acquisition Centre of Taraba State University in preparation for the training.
She said the exercise is intended to build capacity and help make participants self-reliant.
The wife of the governor said that the training would be open to women, youths, physically challenged and all interested unemployed persons.
Mrs Helen Douglas, the Project Manager of Hope Afresh Foundation, said the CBN Entrepreneurship Development Training had been in existence for over two years in the North-East zone.
According to her, most of the states in the zone have been benefiting from the CBN gesture.
She expressed regret that Taraba had not been able to key into the scheme due to the ‘I-Don’t-Care’ attitude of the people.
“The training for this zone normally holds in Maiduguri, the zonal headquarters, but because of the distance, the Governor’s wife requested that the training for Taraba citizens be done in Jalingo.
“The training is open to everyone that is interested and will last for four weeks for theoretical training and eight weeks for internship.
“At the end of the training, participants will be issued certificates as well as connected to particular financial institutions where they will get loans to start up their businesses,” she said.