Abuja - The Kano State Government said it has implemented programmes aimed empowering youths for economic prosperity.
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said this during the Grand Finale Ceremony of the International Youth Day celebrations in Kano, the capital.
According to the governor, the programme includes the training of about 100 youths in auto mechanics at the PAN Training Centre.
Other projects include the Entrepreneurship Development Training for youths in collaboration with Central Bank of Nigeria, training of 250 social media practitioners on communication skills as well as training of over 100 youths in commercial sector development.
The governor also hinted that his administration had articulated for implementation, an experimental farming programme with full support of extension services specifically for youths in the grassroots towards, boosting agricultural production and marketing.
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He stated that the government was committed to the provision of free and compulsory education even as it would fine-tune some of its vocational institutions for youth development through various skills acquisition programmes aimed at developing the potentials of the youths.
The governor noted that the challenges of youth civic engagement were too enormous for government to handle alone.
He thus stressed the need for teachers, parents, statesmen, religious and traditional leaders to join hands with the government.
"This will salvage the leaders of tomorrow from social decadence that has devastating implication on socio-political prosperity," Ganduje said.