Youths in the State will soon be engaged positively in various skills courtesy of the Rescue Mission of his Excellency, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku in collaboration with the German Investment Firm, “Center for Continuing Vocational and Training in Skilled Craft”.
Governor Darius Ishaku revealed that the investors are in the State on a pre – visit to carry out feasibility studies on how best they can come to the aid of the teaming youths of the State and make them productive members of the the society.
He said this yesterday in his office when the team paid him a courtesy call, saying that, his administration is determined to carry the youths of the State along by training them in various skills, pointing out that when youths are engaged in one activity or the other, it helps speed up development and equally reduces restiveness and criminality in the State.
The Governor maintained that their visit will cover the three Geo – Political Zones where technical and Skill Acquisition Centers, aimed at providing services in the areas of education and artisanship while positing that, when it fully takes off it would be of great benefit to the people of the State particularly, the youths.
Darius Ishaku stated that the Germans are people that are known Worldwide in terms of commitment and dedication to work, asserting that they are known with less speech but more of action that is geared towards positive results stressing that the German economy is one of the best today in the world.
He used the opportunity to call on youths in the State not to allow this golden opportunity of contributing to the growth of the State pass them by and encouraged all to come forward and take up training in different fields that will make them better persons in the society.
The first phase of the programme is expected to start in Takum while others in the remaining two Zones of the State will follow later.
Speaking, the leader of the delegation, Engineer Christian Matschulla said they are in the State to contribute their quota towards the development of the State through Skills Acquisition and assured the Governor that they will put in their best to ensure that youths of the State acquire skills that will enhance socio economic growth.
Accordingly, Matschulla maintained that empowering youths is the best legacy that the State can bequeath to the youths, stressing that the youths will be trained in skills that will launched them to an entrepreneurial level as well as appreciated the Governor for giving them the opportunity to come and showcase their level of expertise by training youths in the State, assuring that, they will not betray the trust reposed on them.
In his contribution, the representative of German Embassy in Nigeria Mr. Taima who rolled out the success stories of German and Nigerian relationship and pointed out that, this is another opportunity to train more people by first training the trainer that will go into the interior to train more youths.
He added that Vocational training is the best way to fast track development most especially in the areas of skills acquisition, pointing out that the world today relies on skilled manpower and reaffirmed his country’s determination to help the State to advance technologically.