The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) has entered into a partnership with the Office of the Special Assistant to the President on Youths and Student Affairs to launch an investment and technology promotion programme for the non-oil sector.
The Special Assistant to the President on Youths and Students Affairs, Alhaji Nasir Saidu Adhama, disclosed this when he led the UNIDO’s Investment Technology Promotion Office (UNIDO-ITPO) Lagos and Vienna offices delegation, to a courtesy visit to the Kano State Executive Council on Thursday.
The partnership included a sensitization workshop, where 150 youths, comprising 75 males and 75 females, from Kano were trained on special business analysis software developed by UNIDO
The software will help small businesses in developing business plans – required in seeking to funds from financial institutions, a statement from the presidential adviser’s office said.
The workshop, the first in a series will take place in each of the six geopolitical zones in the country, is aimed at building the capacity of Nigerian youths to enable them to have the necessary and required skills for entrepreneurship.
During the visit, Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje thanked Adhama, the head of UNIDO ITPO in Nigeria Mrs Olumodimu Adebisi and as well as adviser of UNIDO headquarters, Mr Stanislaw Pigon for launching the programme in the state.
Governor Ganduje thanked them for selecting Kano to be the state were the programme will be launched, and added that his administration has done well in youth empowerment, especially the training of 70 youths at the Peugeot Automobile (PAN) in Kaduna, with 150 others undergoing similar training.
Source: Daily Trust