As part of efforts to empower youths and promote agribusinesses, a non-governmental organization, Young Africa Works-IITA, in collaboration with MasterCard Foundation and Adolescent Health and Information Projects (AHIP) has trained a second cohort comprising 96 youths in Kano on agribusiness with a special focus on skills development and entrepreneurship.
The State Coordinator of Young Africa Works-IITA, Nathaniel Malgwi disclosed this today at a send-forth party organized for 96 youths by the Adolescent Health and Information Projects (AHIP) on the 20th May 2021.
Speaking in an interview, Mr. Malgwi revealed that the multilocation training will last for six years, adding that 40,000 youth will be trained on how to make different kinds of agribusiness.
Also speaking, the Director of Adolescent Health and Information Projects AHIP, Hajiya Mairo Bello stressed that the project will address the challenges posed by unemployment especially amongst women and youth, just as she expressed optimism that most of the beneficiaries will delve into the labor market as entrepreneurs.
Some of the beneficiaries who exhibited their products at the send-forth party said they were trained on how to be self-reliant in agribusiness, just as they assured that they will start their own businesses so as to remain self-reliant.
Ibraheem Ladi Amosa