Aug. 13, 2013
The federal government has disclosed that it will start training about 2000 youths from the northern-east states under emergency rule as a result of Boko Haram insurgency in order to change their orientation.
The programme will start with 1000 youth each from Borno and Yobe states and will extent to Adamawa state later.
Minister of youth development, Inuwa Abdulkadir, made this disclosure yesterday in Abuja during at a press briefing to mark this year’s International Youth Day.
He explained that the ministry will start training of youths from states where state of emergency has been declared in order to prepare, re-orientate and rehabilitate them and change their mindset from what they have been facing in the last few years as a result of the insurgency.
“Speaking on the theme of this year’s Youth Day, “youth migration, moving development forward”, the minster noted that poverty; crowded and unsanitary living conditions and challenges of finding decent employment are regular features of young migration.