Governor Umaru Tanko Almakura of Nasarawa state has stated has provided direct employment to over 3000 women and youths as part of his administration’s deliberate policies aimed at curbing unemployment and enhacing wealth ceaton.
Almakura who stated this in Lafia on Friday disclosed that the first batch of 1, 500 youths were employed under the Nasarawa State Youth Empowerment Scheme who were trained in three critical areas of social concern to yhe state.
He disclosed further that given repeated cases of farmers/herdsmen clashes ans other violent social upheavals, government trained 500 as community watchers whose duty is surveillance of various communities in the state which has yieldec positive result so far.
He said 500 youths each were also trained as traffic controllers and sanitary inspectors aimed at curbing traffic challenges in all the major cities and towns in the state and improve public health.
The governor also added that another batch of 1500 youth were trained as Infrastructure Watchers with a mandate to regularly inspect government facilities to ensure they are properly handled.
Almakura said: “Government trained over 1,500 youths in the Nasarawa Youth Empowerment Scheme (NAYES) as Traffic Marshals, Sanitary Inspectors Andrew Community Watchers.”
“Encouraged by the success of the scheme, while an additional1,500 youths were also recently recruited under the NAYES programme and are undergoing intensive training to serve as Infrastructure Watchers,” he added.