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NBTI trains almajiri youths, children in machine fabrication


Abuja –  The National Board for Technology Incubation (NBTI) says it has trained over 200 almajiri youths and children in its skills acquisition programme in Kano State.
Prof. Mohammed Jubrin, the Director-General of the board, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja.
He said that the training was meant to empower them, take them off the streets and give them a decent source of livelihood.
According to him, the Technology Incubation Centre (TIC) in Kano has created a school that specialises in training Almajiri to become fabricators of grinding machines.
“The board took it upon itself to train these children and make them useful members of the society instead of liabilities and concerns.
“We figured out that all the security issues that is facing the country now as regards Boko-Haram came about because these kind of children were easy tools for such people.
“Now that most of them are taken away from the streets and have a skill that they can use to generate wealth, they will become responsible citizens rather than being concerns to the nation.
“I want to you to note that though it is not a part of our mandate as a board to train them, we as a responsible organisation saw it as a duty to contribute to the society by training them. ‘’
Jubrin added that such training would be extended to other parts of the country, especially areas where you find indigent people that need support.
“When people tell me there is unemployment in Nigeria I disagree with them because I know that there is a lot for people to do, they just need to be supported,’’ Jubrin said.
NAN reports that the TIC Kano is also part of its community development training. It has trained 20 unemployed graduates within its host the community on the installation and maintenance of solar power system.
Also 64 students were trained on internship from various academic institutions in Nigeria and 160 youths and women on paint product, cosmetic and anti-agency products formulation. (NAN)

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