The Nasarawa state government in conjunction with the Singaporean government is to train over 1000 youths annually in the state.
Governor Almakura stated this yesterday while hosting officials of the Singaporean Institute of Technical Education who were on assessment visit at the government house Lafia, the state capital.
According to him, “this kind of collaboration in the sphere of vocational skills will create job opportunity to our youths. It will exterminate youth restiveness and make them self-reliance. It will add value to the quality of the lives of others”
He continued, “As the country is in economic recession. This will serve as means of diversifying the economic and maximizing our revenue generation. we are also bringing in human capital by giving our youths vocational skills”
The Governor further added that the gesture would also complement Agriculture and mining that the state solely concentrate ;adding that the vocational training would have (6) six departments:- to include Electrical, Electronics, Plumbing, Refrigeneration/Air conditioner others are Biomedical technology and Building technology respectively.