By salisu Baso
Niger Republic has said that it is ready to partner with the Kano State Government on youth development.
Niger’s Minister of Vocational Training, KassoumMoctar, made the disclosure on Tuesday in Kano when he paid a courtesy call on Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of the state at the Government House, Kano.
In a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Hassan Musa Fagge on Tuesday in Kano, Moctar said that the his country was impressed with the laudable youth programmes and policies initiated by the state government.
According to him, the strides achieved in that sector made the Niger Republic Government to send a delegation to the state on a study tour of its skills acquisition programme for youths.
He pointed out that the youth empowerment initiative of the state government was worthy of emulation because of its impact.
Represented by his deputy, AlhajiNasiruGawuna, the governor said his administration regarded youth empowerment as the backbone of development and so prioritised it.
“Empowering the youths is very essential to us because it prevents them from idleness, drug abuse and crimes,” he said. Ganduje described the visit as a proof of the cordial relations between the two countries, pledging it would be strengthened further