Kano — A total of 400 youths drawn from 17 local government areas of Yobe State have been sponsored to acquire skills at the Sani Ababcha Youths Centre in Kano.
Speaking to newsmen yesterday, Yobe State Commissioner for Youths, Alhaji Aji Yarima Bularafa, said the state government came up with the programme in order to address youths unemployment in the state.
The commissioner, who said N65million was earmarked for this year's set, said more indigenes of the state would be sponsored to the centre to learn skills that would make them self reliant and useful to the society.
He noted that 300 Yobe youths received training at the Sani Abacha youths Centre in 2010.
"The youths would be trained in various skills, including computer studies, carpentry, leather works, fashion designing, fish farming, animal feeding and GSM repairs among others", he said.
The students were advised to confine themselves to the school's premises and avoid associating with people of questionable characters, especially in view of the security situation in Kano.