Geidam local government council in Yobe state in collaboration with North-east Regional Initiative NERI has organised a three-day capacity building training on micro-business skills for 100 school drop-outs of Ashekri, Bololo and Filtu communities of Geidam local government area of the state.
Declaring the training open yesterday, the chairman of the local government, Mulima Idi Mato, said “the opportunity by the NERI is a welcome development that will go a long way in helping youths to establish themselves and regain their livelihood after the insurgency period.”
He called on the participants to utilise the opportunity and not to sell the kits.
There were paper presentations on “Panacea to youth’s vulnerability to extremism” and “Small and Medium Enterprises as a road map to self development” by Malam Gana Usman and Alkali Mohammed Grema, respectively.
The training covers carpentry, interlocking, Keke Napep repairs, tailoring among others.
In a related development, the NERI in Yobe had also reconstructed the general hospital and local government secretariat of Kanamma in Yunusari local government area.
Both structures were burnt down by the Boko Haram insurgents when the local government headquarters was overrun some years ago.
Receiving the keys, the chairman of the local government, represented by its Secretary, Malam Zanna M. Modu, thanked NERI for a job well-done and called on the residents to be watchdog of the multi-million naira project.
There were goodwill messages by the Village Head and the local government works councillor.