By Sammeni Kamsobbi
Adamawa State Ministry for Entrepreneurship Development have commenced a two week long training for One Hundred and Five person's to enable them contribute to economic development of the state.
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, who flagged off the commencement of the training held at Skills Acquisition Center in Yola, said the effort is part of policy point of his administration.
Represented by Deputy Governor Kaletapwa Farauta, the governor said the effort through Ministry of Entrepreneurship Development plays a crucial role in human capital development which is also part of nine point agenda.
According to him, the training is a gateway to acquire practical economic empowerment which has broader impact on families considering the current economic realities which provides a stepping stone for participants.
In a remark, Commissioner of Entrepreneurship Development, Iliya James, said the training was to empower participants to be self reliant as well as add value to themselves.
He noted that starter packs would be distributed to the participants at the end of the two weeks training.
Also speaking, Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Hajiya Amina Bashir Tukur said the Ministry was established at the inception of Finitiri led administration while the programme was meant to touch the lives of many citizens of the state.
She said the Ministry is connecting the participants to be functionable to be self reliant, especially in the areas of petroleum jelly, air freshener among others pointing out that the selection was based on those that merited it.
in a remark, Special Assistant to the governor on Entrepreneurship Development, Salihu Zumo, congratulated the beneficiaries urged them to also train others.
In a Vote of thanks, Head of Poverty Alleviation and Wealth Creation Agency, PAWECA Hajiya Aishatu Bello Bawa, said the state government have the citizens of the state at heart hence initiating such program.
She described participants as future entrepreneurs and urged them to be attentive during the training.
Head of Service and other Permanent Secretaries witnessed the commencement of the two weeks long training.