Taraba State Government has reaffirmed its resolve to meticulously pursue the success of the Rescue Mission aimed at giving a new lease of livelihood to the citizens of the State.
This was disclosed to the Government House Press Crew in an interview by the Chief of Staff, Government Administration to Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku, Hon. Rebo Usman shortly after inspecting the first batch of equipment at the Ministry of Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation meant for Rescue Mission first batch of trainees.
Rebo Usman maintained that the focus of the present administration in the State is to make all Tarabans useful to themselves by engaging them into skills that will translate into self empowerment and consequently, contributing to the economic development of the State.
He explained that, the women and youths empowerment programme cuts across all strata of the society with emphasis on both literates and illiterates as well as the physically challenged with a view to giving all the opportunity to participate in the building of a new Taraba, that all its people are vibrant and productive.
The Chief of Staff further revealed that, the first batch of three hundred and thirty-six (336) trainees is a litmus test to seeing how the people of the State will accept and embrace the scheme, positing that the programme has been widely accepted, hence the need to fine tuning with a view to bringing in more people into the programme.
Rebo Usman mentioned that the first batch will be rounding up their training by the end of the month and immediately after their graduation, the second set will take up, which is expected to be enlarged with a view engaging more persons than first batch which captured only ten areas with only two representation from each ward across the State.
The equipment inspected by the Chief of Staff were industrial sewing machines and embroidery machines totalling one hundred and forty-eight (148) each, meant for people that are into fashion and designs while the second batch of the consignments are expected into the the State next week.
The Chief of Staff, Hon. Rebo Usman was conducted round the equipment by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation, Mallam Lawan Yakubu whose Ministry is saddled with the tasks of effective supervision and monitoring of both the trainers and trainees.