8th April, 2017
The Nasarawa State Government has charged the 1,500 youths newly engaged under the state Youth Empowerment Scheme (NAYES) to justify the confidence reposed in them.
Mr Ibrahim Bai, the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Gov. Tanko Al-Makura on Youths Empowerment, gave task on Friday in Wamba at a reception organised for the NAYES members.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that on April 1, 1,500 were engaged by the state government to serve as traffic wardens, sanitary inspectors and community watchers with a monthly stipend of N10,000 as their take home.
Bai expressed delight at their high sense of responsibilities during the one-week training that they underwent, urging them to discharge their duties with seriousness at their primary assignments.
“Nasarawa State Youths Empowerment Scheme (NAYES) is one of the state government policies aimed at reducing youths unemployment, restiveness, poverty, social ills as well as to improve on the standard of living of the youths.
“Gov. Umaru Tanko Al-Makura is doing his best to reduce the rate of unemployment, youth restiveness and poverty reduction in the state.
“The state government has trained many youths in different skills acquisition programmes in order to be self-reliant for the benefit of all,’’ said the aide.
He explained that NAYES members would serve as sanitary inspectors, community watchers and traffic marshals in order to ensure a healthy environment, provide security and decongest traffic in the state.
Bai emphasised that the current administration deserved to be given total loyalty and support in return for the gesture the NAYES members received.
He therefore urged the youths to take their jobs with seriousness in order to contribute their quota to the development of the state and the country at large.
Earlier, Mr Musa Wayo, the Chairman, Interim Management Committee of Wamba Local Government Council, said 100 youths from the area were engaged under the scheme.
“The council decided to organise the reception to welcome the 100 newly employed youths (NAYES) of this local government after they have successfully completed their one week training and passed out,” he said.
He also urged the youths to justify the confidence reposed on them by living up to their responsibilities so as to contribute their quota to the development of the state and the country at large.
Responding on behalf of his colleagues, Mr Yakubu Waziri, thanked the council for the reception and promised that they will discharge their responsibilities diligently.