Determined to create, generate and sustained employment for the unemployed, the Nasarawa Industry for Creative Entertainment (NICE) a nongovernmental Organization in collaboration with Annimond catering school trained and empowered over 100 women, youths on catering services and other skills to make them self reliance.
Speaking at the graduation of the trainees in Lafia, the former deputy Governor of Nasarawa State and Commissioner , National Population Commission, Silas Agara tasked Nigerian youth to take advantage of skills acquisition which has become a major focus of both federal and state governments to make themselves relevant in view of the rising cases of unemployment in the country.
Rrepresented by Ahmed Sardauna, Agara said the time is now for the unemployed to key into government and individual organizations such as the Nice programmes aimed at engaging the youth and women to make them self reliant and useful to the society.
He noted that the initiative by the NGO was in tandem with the Nasarawa Economic Development Strategy (NEDS) of Governor Abdullahi Sule. He commended the organisers of the programme for ensuring that people especially youths and women key into the strategic empowerment need of the state. He said the state government was committed to building the capacities of youths and women in order to generate wealth.