Job creation is a principal plank of the Goodluck Jonathan administration. One of the practical steps to realising that goal was the introduction of the Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria (YouWiN) programme.
As a result of general apathy towards government policies and programmes in Nigeria, many people initially never believed in YouWiN. But the number of people that attended a recent YouWiN Business Clinic at the Sokoto state Polytechnic Auditorium was a turning point.
The participants at the January 27, 2014 event were taken through the various stages of how to complete the processes of the competition part of the programme. The number of registered applicants recorded in Brinin Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara Support Centre was proof that people can be carried along in policy formulation by any government where there is political will.
Birni Kebbi, Kebbi state