KADUNA – The Kaduna State Government on Monday flagged-off its Youth And Women Employment Development Programme (YWEDP), to improve on the quality of lives for 2,550 youths from the 23 local government areas in the state.
Gov. Mukhtar Yero said at the formal commencement of the programme in Kaduna on Monday that it was conceptualised to transform and also improve the quality of lives of the youth in the state.
He said that the programme would also afford the youth the opportunity to contribute their own quota to the development of their various communities.
The governor explained that under the programme, 10 beneficiaries, made up of 6 males and four females, were selected from each of the 255 wards in the 23 local gov areas of the state.
“These youth and women will be engaged to provide specific community services within their respective warda/LGAs such as,
sanitation of major roads and public institutions in the state, to act as security watch dogs in their communities and also
control human and vehicular traffic during occasions and public functions” he said.
The governor said his administration would focus on human capital development and urged the youth to key into the goals of his administration and improve themselves by contributing to the development of their communities.
He said that the beneficiaries would earn a monthly salary of N10, 000.
The governor also urged the youth to abhor any form of violence and to maintain good governance and enhance orderliness in their local communities (NAN).