18 January 2013

Nigeria: Kaduna to Create 4,000 Jobs Through SURE-P

Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero of Kaduna State yesterday disclosed government's plans to create more than 4,000 jobs through the monies accruing to the state from the Subsidy Re-investment Programme (SURE-P).

According to the Governor, over 3,000 youths and 1,000 women will be empowered across the 23 Local government Areas to check unemployment through the Subsidy Re-investment Programme

The governor who revealed this while playing host to the United States of America (USA) Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Terrence McCulley, in Kaduna, solicited the support of the people and government of the US in the area of job creation.

Dr Yero says apart from the SURE-P programme, the state government is looking into how it can utilize the agricultural sector to further empower the youths as most of the crises are as the result of lack of jobs and "an idle mind is a devil's workshop".

On security and peace, the governor says Kaduna is very central and influential such that whatever happens here, affects the whole region and the country at large.

He assured that his administration is poised to resolve any conflict through dialogue as no development can be achieved without peace.

He applauded the efforts of his predecessor, whose reservoir of experience was an asset to all.

Earlier, the Ambassador promised that the USA will make its presence felt again in Kaduna by re-establishing an outlet to serve as "a window to reach the millions of people in the north."

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