Borno Govt to fight poverty, unemployment through vocational training

The Executive Governor of Borno state, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum said his administration will collaborate with the Centre for Entrepreneurial and Enterprise Development (CEED) of the University of Maiduguri in order to eradicate the high rate of poverty in the state.

The Governor made the assertion Tuesday when Management of the University of Maiduguri led by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Aliyu Shugaba paid him a Sallah momage at the Government House.

The Governor said “the state Government will sponsor a vocational skills training and other programmes at the University that will reduce the rate of unemployment amongst the youths in order for them to be self-reliance.”

Professor Zulum also said “his administration will create a full pledge Ministry for Science, Technology and Innovation with the view of preferring solutions to the lingering problems.”

He added that his administration “will address the root causes of Boko Haram, poverty, illiteracy, poor sources of economic outcome, poor economic infrastructure, drug abuse, climate change, youth unemployment, among others.”

Speaking earlier, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Aliyu Shugaba said they were at the Government House to congratulate the Governor on his inauguration as the Executive Governor and to felicitate with him on the Sallah celebration as part of the members of University community.

He said the Governor had commenced his administration with right direction stressing the he believed the Governor will take the state to the next level.

The Vice Chancellor was accompanied by the Principal Officers, Deans, Directors, Senior Professors, among others.

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