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Nasarawa State government has finalised arrangements to provide employment for about 30, 000 unemployed youths in the state through a robust skills acquisition programme partnership with Institute of Technical Education (ITE) from Singapore.

The state government has also taken delivery of 28 containers of assorted training kits worth over N350 million, while the group of expatriate trainers are expected in the state in the coming weeks.

Governor Tanko Al-Makura pledged his administration’s commitment to provide technical schools across the state with all the necessary equipment that would enable them compete favourably, globally and to as well produce made in Nigeria goods that will stop Nigerians from patronizing foreign material.

“Very soon we are going to receive the Singaporean experts that will come and stay here in Assakio to put the buildings up, install the equipment, train the trainers”.

“The essence of this is that we are giving holistic approach to technical education, so that every student that go through the system will have both the practical and theoretical knowledge to live on their own, our target is to make the state a centre of artisans for Nigerians” Al-makura said.

He noted that the specialist will train people on many skilled acquisition skills, which will include; electricians, technicians, welders, tailoring, POP specialists fand masons, among others.

-Bizwatch

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