• News - North East - Taraba
  • Updated: December 15, 2022

NEDC Trains Youths In Taraba

 The North East Development Commission (NEDC) says it has equipped some 200 youths it trained in Taraba State with starter packs on Information Communication Technology ( ICT).

The youths were selected from 16 Local Government Areas of Taraba State.

According to the Managing Director of the Commission, Mohammed Alkali who spoke at the graduation of the trainees on Thursday in Jalingo, the youths were trained in graphics design and phone repairs in order to be self reliant and  employers of Labour.

Alkali said the commission was poised to bridge the skill gap in ICT across the north east region.

He disclosed that 18 ICT training centres have been established by the commission in Taraba, Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Borno and Yobe states.

The NEDC boss  urged the trainees to extend the knowledge acquired to others in their communities by training more youths.

He announced a token of N25, 000 as incentive to encourage the graduating trainees.

While speaking also at the event, the State Governor, Darius Ishaku advised the  beneficiaries against selling their starter packs.

He warned that the state government would monitor them and would not hesitate to penalize anyone who sold his or her kits.



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A'isha Ahmad
A'isha Ahmad

Kano based Nigerian  Broadcast journalist, writer, reseacher. You can reach out via [email protected]

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