The Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Prof. Mohammad Haruna, has said over 100 youths in Borno State are set to be equipped with vocational skills adding that the move is part of the ongoing resettlement of those displaced by insurgency.
In a statement, he said the agency also distributed 500 smokeless stoves to women in the state in line with the Federal Government’s climate-change mitigation efforts.
He pointed out that the agency had been mandated by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), to work with Borno State to reduce poverty and restore the people of the state to their full socio-economic activities.
Speaking at the Maiduguri opening of NASENI Skill Acquisition Training and Youth Empowerment, Haruna praised Borno State’s rapid return to renewed peace.
He stated that 100 young people from various sections of the state will receive training in contemporary vulcanizing techniques.
Haruna noted that the scope of the training was on ‘Train the trainers’ and ‘Train the users’.
He said, “NASENI is identifying with the giant stride and achievement of the government of Babagana Zulum in the establishment of technical and vocational education for job creation, agricultural mechanization, and development of cottage industries.
“The approval for establishment of Industrial Machinery and Equipment Development Institute in Maiduguri in line with the mandate of NASENI by President Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.) is deliberately designed to ensure realisation of these goals and objectives outlined above.
“These are also areas of specialisation of NASENI and the agency is directed by the Chairman of the governing board, President Major General Buhari (rted.) to partner with Borno State Government for poverty alleviation and restoration of full socio-economic activities of the people of Borno State. God bless NASENI, God bless Borno State and God bless Federal Republic of Nigeria.”