Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri has reopened the eight moribund technical skills acquistion centres built by the past administration of former governor Murtala Nyako.
Fintiri, who performed the ceremony in Gerei Local Government Area on Thursday, said the decision to put the centres into use was informed by the commitment of his administration in job creation.
He said the centres were expected to train 2,500 unemployed youths on skills which include building and construction, capentary and joinery, welding, tiles making, automobile mechanic, phones repair and furniture making.
Fintiri stated that the newly created state Poverty and Wealth Creation Agency (PAWECA) had earlier trained no fewer than 27,000 on various skills across the 21 LGAs in the state.
The governor added that since inception of his administration in 2019 another 20,000 youths had been trained on various skills under the state social intervention programmes.
He explained that the Centres were expected to train 20,000 youths on vocational skills annually, adding that the pioneer trainees of the centres should be recalled to complete their training.
“We are injecting life to these moribund and neglected skills acquisition centers.
Earlier, Hajiya Aishatu Bello, the head of PAWECA, lauded the zeal and commitment of the governor for establishing the agency which had impacted positively on the lives of thousands youths in the area.
She advised interested youths to use the opportunity to join the skills acquisition training to enable them achieve self sustainability and financial independence.
The Chairman of Girei Local Government, Mr Juda Amisah, commended the state government for reopening the Centres after their abrupt closure by previous administration.
He said the skills acquisition training would generate employment, promote security and increase productivity, especially among the teaming unemployed youths.
The centres were abruptly shut down by the past administration of Gov. Umaru Bindow.