Adamawa State Governor Ahmadu Fintiri has reopened a center for acquiring technical skills after eight years of abandonment.
Located in the state’s Jibiro Girei Local Government Area, the center was established during the reign of ex-Governor Murtala Nyako.
During the opening of the technical skills center on Thursday, Fintiri highlighted the center’s relevance in fueling the productive potential of the state’s youth through entrepreneurship training.
The governor also ordered the readmission that 2,700 trainees whose training had been cut short in the eight technical and vocational training centers before the centers went on their way to death be recalled and given priority to complete their training as the first batch of trainees.
Fintiri, recognizing his predecessor’s visionary foresight for the initiative to establish these centers, said this generation and future generations will continue to thank him for establishing the centers, which the government has now reopened as a catalyst for job creation and training as many as 20,000 young people a year with diverse skills for trade and entrepreneurship.
The governor said: “We are making a new history by injecting life back into the eight dying tech skills centers in Adamawa state. These centers are expected to optimally serve as centers of excellence with the capacity to train and incubate a minimum of 20,000 young people and women with the right skills in various professions annually.
“The centers are structured to focus on skills acquisition and entrepreneurship training that can ignite the productivity potential of our young people.”
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