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THE STRENGTH AND THE FUTURE OF OUR NATION IS OUR YOUTH – MINISTER SUNDAY DARE

  • – HYPPADEC YOUTH TRANSFORMATION PROGRAMME FLAGGED OFF

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Chief Sunday Dare, today represented the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, at the flag off the Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC) Youth Transformation Programme in Minna, the Niger State capital.

Minister Sunday Dare emphasised that the Buhari administration is a youth-friendly one, hence programmes aimed at empowering the youth is domiciled in all Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

Asides hydro-electric power production, Dare restated that the mandate of HYPPADEC includes development of hydro-electric producing areas and managing environmental menace, which is peculiar to it.

Shedding more light on the Youth Transformation Programme, the Minister stated that Training into Enterprise Concept is now the template for youth empowerment.

“About 5,000 youth will be part of this transformation programme which will be held twice this year within a period of 3-6 months.These youth will receive training in vocational/technical, domestic and
agricultural enterprise programmes”.

“For vocational and technical programmes, there will be training in computer appreciation, computer hardware maintenance and repairs, electric installations and maintenance, software engineering, web designing and development, aluminium fabrication, tiling, solar installation and inverter manufacturing among others.

“Domestic programmes will have trainings in hairdressing, barbing, catering and other culinary services, event management, tailoring, fashion designing and knitting.
In agricultural enterprise, there will be training in fish and poultry farming”. the Minister added.

Dare charged the trainees to apply themselves to the opportunity to not only become self-sustaining but eventually become employers of labour that will contribute to the socio-economic development of the country.

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