January 28, 2023

FG Trains 600 Unemployed Youths in Nasarawa State

Federal Government of Nigeria has commenced training of over six hundred unemployed youths in Nasarawa State under the At Risk Children Programme.

At the commencement of the three weeks exercise in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital, Special Adviser to the President on Social Investment and Team Leader of the At Risk Children Programme, Hajiya Mariam Uwais said the initiative was to enable the youths to acquire skills.

Hajiya Mariam Uwais said the trainees were selected as facilitators for the implementation of the At Risk Children Programme with focus on acquiring skills in agriculture, sports, nutrition and hygiene,water sanitation.

Cross section of some of the participating Youths

She explained that as part of the federal government’s efforts to end activities that expose children to danger, especially street hawking, begging and drug abuse, each of the facilitators will engage fifty vulnerable children in their various communities, to step down the knowledge acquired at the training.

Nasarawa State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Aisha Rufa’i noted that Nasarawa State government had concluded plans to commence full enforcement of the Child Rights Act.

Hajiya Aisha Rufa’i, State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development

Hajiya Rufa’i while calling on the participants to be committed to the full implementation of the At Risk Children Programme, explained that the state will continue to explore all avenues to enhance the dignity of the child.