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About 336 women and youths will be trained in different skills by the Taraba SGovernor Darius Ishakutate Government across the 16 Local Government Areas of the State.

This was disclosed by the Taraba State Governor, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku at Zandi Lodge Zing, while flagging off a Women and Youths Empowerment Programme which will last for three months.

The Governor who was represented by the Chief of Staff Government House, Hon. Rebo Usman said, the Women and Youths Empowerment Programme which is meant to train Women and Youths in varieties of trade has three training centers across the three Senatorial Zones of the State.

Rebo Usman said the Center in Kurmi will train Women and Youths from the Central Zone, Wukari center is to train people of the Southern Zone, while Zing is the center for the Northern Zone with two participants from each ward across the sixteen Local Government Areas.

He revealed that about twenty five resource persons that are to train the selected women and youths are already on ground and the participants will be trained in the arts of traditional dress making, tailoring, carpentry and shoemaking among others.

The Chief of Staff mentioned that all participants will be paid the sum of ten thousand naira monthly by the State Government as a way of augmenting their expenses within the period of training.

Rebo Usman further informed the participants that at the end of the the training exercise, all trainees would be provided with working tools in the trades they have learnt.

He stressed that as a way of motivating and equally empowering them, Government will always buy off their products and challenged the participants to make use of this golden opportunity to contribute their quota to the growth of the State.

Earlier in his speech, the Commissioner for Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation, Abba Akawu Zagga told the participants that Government has committed huge resources into making the programme a reality and called on the participants to be committed by putting in their best during the period of training.

Abba Zagga added that the Ministry will be monitoring their performances from time to time and added that the Rescue Mission of Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku is on course and reminded the participants on need to key into the vision of the present administration so as to be self reliant.

On arrival at Zing which was the Venue of the Flag – Off, the  Chief of Staff Government House, paid homage to the Kpanti Zing, Alhaji Bala Suleiman Ibrahim Sambo, where he briefed him on the purpose of his visit to his domain.