SOKOTO – Gov. Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State has appealed to traditional rulers and parents to mobilise youths to embrace skill acquisition as government was committed to training them in various trades.
Wamakko made the appeal in Sokoto on Tuesday when he received a delegation from Sokoto South, led by Alhaji Yau Danda, the Chairman of the council, who went to congratulate him in his victory as Senator-elect.
He said “we have spent millions of Naira to train youths and women in the metropolis in various trades but most of them have sold the equipment given to them to start business.
“We cannot continue like this. There is need for traditional and religious leaders to mobilise our youths to actively participate in skill acquisition programmes so as to be self reliant.”
The senator-elect said the skill acquisition centres had trained youths and women in knitting, welder, soap making, tailoring and mechanic but most of them had abandoned the programme.
Earlier, Danda had expressed satisfaction over the choice of Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu as Sokoto State deputy governor-elect.
He said the selection of Aliyu had boosted the political morale of the people in the area.
He added that “we will continue to identify ourselves with the present and incoming administration to
move our area to greater height.”
Similarly, Wamakko also received a delegation from Bodinga Local Government Area of the state, led by Alhaji Lamido Ardo, as well as other traditional and religious leaders. (NAN)
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