Kaduna State Government has distributed business starter packs to 7,600 graduates of its skills empowerment training under 2012 SURE-P exercise in the State.
Flagging off the distribution of the starter packs each of which includes N10,000 cash to youths and women beneficiaries at Kaduna Township Stadium, Kaduna, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero described the beneficiaries as veritable pillars of society who qualify for necessary support to accomplish their calling for personal and societal development.
He congratulated the beneficiaries for successful graduation, appealing to them to not defeat the essence of the program and starter packs donation by selling the packs, cautioning that Government will place monitoring and supervisory mechanisms for regular and sustained visits to all the places of business to ensure efficient and effective utilization of the resources at their disposal.
Expressing Government’s strong commitment to the wellbeing its people, especially the youths and women, the Governor reiterated his Administration’s commitment to further initiate new empowerment programs to enable Kaduna State indigenes accomplish their full potentials and compete well in any labor market in terms of service delivery.
He described Sure-P as sure avenue for Kaduna State indigenes to explore and showcase their potentials to advance themselves and the economic-industrial status of the State, announcing Government’s concluded new plan to engage 2,550 youths using the 2013 SURE-P funds, pointing out that the youths would be drawn from the 255 political wards across the State, having 40% women among them to provide community development services within their wards in the fields of sanitization of major roads and public institutions, provision of security, control of human and vehicular traffic and advocacy on peace, among others.
Governor Yero announced further that the State Government would collaborate with Federal Ministry of Finance to enable 2,000 unemployed graduates from Kaduna State participate in the Federal Government SURE-P Community Services, Women and Youths Program scheme on Graduate Internship Scheme(GIS), where each participant will receive N30,000 from Federal Government and stipend of N10,000 from Kaduna State Government.
In a welcome address, Kaduna State Deputy Governor, who is also the Chairman, Kaduna State SURE-P Implementation Committee, Amb. Nuhu Audu Bajoga advised the beneficiaries to apply to best use the skills acquired from their training and generate wealth and gainful employment.
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