…commends ADSI for keeping Northern youths, women off the streets
The Emir of Bade and Deputy Chairman, Yobe State Council of Traditional Rulers, Abubakar Umar-Suleiman, has called on governments, Non-Governmental Organisations and other spirited individuals to focus on empowering the youth, especially in the Northern part of the country.
The emir made the call on Saturday during the graduation ceremony of a three-month skill acquisition training organized by the Yobe State chapter of Arewa Development Support Initiative, ADSI.
According to Mr Umar-Suleiman, empowering Northern youths with skills will make them self-reliant and take them away from the streets.
Represented by Prince Lawan Saleh-Suleiman II, the monarch added that such empowerments by ADSI will go a long way in entrenching peace and solving community disputes, thereby relieving the burden on the traditional rulers and government.
He, therefore, urged the beneficiaries to use their acquired skills in improving their lives, advising them to join ADSI.
Earlier, the state deputy coordinator of the group, Bashir Mohammed-Ranccas, said the training was aimed at mobilizing and encouraging youths to positively channel their energies for peaceful coexistence and sustainable socio-economic development.
Mr Ranccas, therefore, thanked the National President of the group, Khuraira Musa, saying that initiating ADSI is a clear indication that her love for Arewa is second to none.
He further commended the leadership style of the state trustee, Dr. Halima Sadiya-Gumi, for showing tireless efforts in making sure the training and graduation go in line with the ADSI’s constitution.
The deputy coordinator also acknowledged the efforts of the pioneer Coordinator, Dr. Fatima Muhammad-Jajere, for setting up the pace in ADSI Yobe, thanking all the state EXCOs for their supports and commitment.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that 71 persons benefitted from the training and were given start-up kits.
10 of the beneficiaries were trained on tailoring, 12 on electric work and fitting, 15 on home decoration and liquid soap production, 23 on catering and event management, and 11 others were trained on solar installation and maintenance.
At the end of the ceremony, five distinguished personalities were conferred with an award of excellence, including the President of ADSI, Khurairah Musa, the ADSI grand Patron, Abubakar Umar Suleiman (the emir of Bade), Shehu Hashim II Al-Amin Ibn Umar El-Kanemi (The Emir of Damaturu), the state trustee, Dr. Halima Sadiya-Gumi, the pioneer state Coordinator, Dr. Fatima Muhammad-Jajere.