In his determination to fulfil his promise of human development through youth empowerment, Kano State governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, on Saturday empowered 200 youths who graduated from Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN) training school in Kaduna.
Ganduje, who has empowered over 1.5 million youths in different skills since the inception of his administration, said his administration spent N420 million for the training.
He also provided another N80 million for the purchase of tools for the 200 youths trained on repairs and maintenance of vehicles and tricycles.
The graduation ceremony held at the Open Theatre, Government House.
He said the beneficiaries, drawn from different tribes of the country, received N60,000 each as take-off grant. This, he said, is in his resolve to continue to curb unemployment and restiveness among youths in the state.
It will be recalled that 60 youths were last year trained on repairs and maintenance of heavy duty vehicles and empowered with N30 million take-off cash and equipment worth millions of naira.
One of the 10 auto-service centres located along BUK Road, built by his administration for the youths who graduated from PAN, Kaduna, under the sponsorship of the state government has been launched.
The governor reiterated his administration’s resolve to continue engaging in massive youth empowerment programmes in his second-tenure in a bid to reduce poverty, youth restiveness and unemployment.