8th May, 2017
The Plateau Government on Monday said it would train 17,000 youths on various skills in the 17 local government areas of the state.
The Commissioner for Sports and Youth Development, Danladi Mann, disclosed this in Jos when Mr Henry Yunkwap, the Majority Leader of the State Assembly paid him a courtesy visit in Jos.
According to him, 1,000 youths from each local government will participate in the three months training.
“We have concluded arrangement to train 1,000 youths from each of the 17 local government areas of the state on various skills.
“The training will last for three months and will avail our teaming youths the opportunity to learn one or two skills that will help them to be financially independent.
“Our target is to reduce poverty and other vices among youths in the state by making them productive and useful to themselves, families and the state in general,” he said.
He also said the trainees would be given token to aid them start up any viable business, base on the training they received.
Earlier, the Majority Leader said his visit to the Commissioner was to thank him for what he had been doing to ensure youths in the state get better future.
He called on the ministry to rehabilitate the Youth Centre in Shendam Local Government and implement policies and programmes that would engender peaceful coexistence in the state.