Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku has assured youths in the state of his administration commitment poised at creating job opportunities to reduce over dependence on Government.
The Governor stated this during the graduation ceremony of the first batch of the skills acquisition graduands and inauguration of the second batch dtrainees, under the post secondary schools Empowerment program with the Peter Akinola Youth center for industrial training Abeokuta Ogun state, held at Sepip office opposite De Bass Suites Jalingo.
He said in his conviction, skills acquisition can make many families to be self reliant than to depend on white collar jobs.
The Governor informed the gathering that apart from the skills acquired by the beneficiaries they also received several certificates which include trade test three, two, one, NABTEB, German cooperation certificate and London City Guild.
He disclosed that his administration expended two hundred and sixty five thousand naira on each of the trainees, which covered cost of feeding,accommodation and hospital bills among others for the eight months duration of the training program.
Governor Darius Ishaku also revealed that he paid the beneficiaries the sum of five thousand naira monthly to enable them address minor challenges during their training.
The Governor re echoed his appeal to people of the state to continue living in peace with one another to create the enabling environment for him to provide the needed dividends of democracy to the people.
Earlier, Commissioner of Education Johannes Jigem urged the Fifty one graduands to use their starter packs to reciprocate the goodwill of the state Governor to be employers of labour in their various discipline.
He warned them not to sell their starter packs and challenged them to create jobs in order for Government to invest more in that direction.
Johaness appreciated the beneficiaries who behaved themselves well during the training exercise.
High point of the ceremony was The symbolic presentation of starter packs to the graduands by Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku.