A Nigerian agency, the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) has trained 100 youth on modern vulcanizing methods and their application.
The five days training that took place at the Borno State Vocational Enterprise Institute, Maiduguri, the Borno State capital started from January 30th to February 3rd, 2023.
Participants for the training were selected across the Local Government Areas of the state.
In the training attended by MAWA-Foundation as an independent Civil Society observer, beneficiaries were seen kitted in safety coats, helmets, and safety boots.
NASENI also provided toolboxes that were given to the beneficiaries at the end of the training. The agency officials that unveiled the toolboxes say it will aid them to provide quality and improved services that will enable them to compete in the modern time.
Mr. Mohammed Sani Haruna, a professor, the NASENI Executive Vice Chairman, and Chief Executive, at the opening ceremony, said the training is part of the Federal Government directive to build skills among youth and artisans that will create jobs and address unemployment.
Government officials at the training commended the Federal Government of Nigeria for an initiative that will provide skills for young people. They say the approach will play a vital role in addressing poverty and unemployment which have continued to be a considerable challenge confronting the Nigerian State.
Beneficiaries of the training who spoke to MAWA-Foundation said they are happy with it and are prepared to make the best use of the opportunity it presents to them.
In confident voices, they say the skills that will be gained from the training, will help improve their work and expand their business which will allow for job creation among young persons in the state.