The Minister of Vocational Training of the Republic of Niger, Kassoum Mamane Moctar, said on Tuesday that his country was impressed by the commendable programs and policies initiated by the administration led by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje on youth development.
The minister said that “the progress made in this sector has prompted the government of the Republic of Niger to send a delegation to Kano for a study tour of its skills acquisition programs for young people”.
Moctar made the remark on Tuesday during a visit to Governor Ganduje at the government house in Kano.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor of Kano State, Hassan Musa Fagge, said the Minister added that the Kano State Government’s Youth Empowerment Initiative deserves to be imitated because of its impact on the lives of the people of Kano.
In response, Ganduje, represented by his deputy, Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, said that young people being the backbone of development informed the state government’s decision to prioritize them in its programs.
“Empowering young people is very essential for us because it prevents them from being idle, taking drugs and committing crimes,” he said.
While assuring the delegation of the Republic of Niger of his continued support and cooperation, the Governor, however, characterized his visit to the state’s youth development centers as proof of the existing ties between Niger and Nigeria, in especially with Kano State.
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