Nasarawa Governor empowers 200 youths/women, flags off 22km roads to mark 100 days in office
By A’isha Biola Raji
As part of efforts to mark his 100 days in office, the Governor of Nasarawa state, Engineer Abdullahi Sule has commissioned a training program for youths and women while flagging off the construction of 22 kilometer rural roads in the state.
The training, which is on compressed earth brick making and laying for benefit of 246 youth and women was flagged off on Monday at the Government House Lafia.
In a statement made available to RovingNaija.com, governor Sule said the program was in keeping with his administration’s policies anchored on wealth creation, employment generation and poverty alleviation, through a mechanism of youth empowerment for self-reliance.
The project, tagged ‘Revolution of Youth Empowerment’ has 41 fabricated brick making machines, which will be distributed to the beneficiaries, with 6 participants to one machine.
While charging the people to make use of the opportunity towards ensuring maximum utilization, the governor directed Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government to henceforth patronize the products which will be produced by the beneficiaries. He equally appealed to all appointed office holders to buy their products in order to give them a sense of sustainability.
He said, “Based on our feasibility, the project is economically viable and will be beneficial to the state in view of the availability of quality letarite, the raw material for the project.”
Earlier in the day, Senior Special Assistant on Youths’ Affairs, Sports and NGOs, Hon. Yakubu Kwanta said the training is designed to key into the industrialisation policy of the state government, consisting of a weeklong theoretical and practical sessions for brick production enterprise.
Governor Sule also flagged off construction of rural feeder roads across the three senatorial zones of the state in Agwada of Obi Local Government Area, at the cost of N337 million.
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