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Sardauna foundation trains 150 on skill acquisition in Sokoto

The vocational training was organised by Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation, an organisation institutionalized in honour of the late Northern Premier, Alhaji Ahmadu Bello, the…

The vocational training was organised by Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation, an organisation institutionalized in honour of the late Northern Premier, Alhaji Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna Sokoto.
Speaking at the flag off ceremony, the Chaiman Advisory Council of the foundation, Hon. Justice  Mamman Nasir (rtd.) GCON said it is an intervention programme designed to develop the capacities of women and youth on entrepreneurship and production skills in various trades.
He added that the training is to create jobs and promote self-reliance by encouraging the starting of productivity and sustainable micro, as well as small scale enterprises with capacity for expansion.
He described entrepreneurs as very critical for prosperity and economic wellbeing of the nation, adding that the foundation was formed to help translate such belief into reality among women and youth of the northern region for the common good of the nation.
The elder statesman recalled that the foundation was established in 2009 by friends, associates and well wishers of the late Northern Premier and was aimed at promoting his exemplary ideals and leadership.
Also speaking, the state governor, Alhaji Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, lauded the foundation for fast tracking  sustainable socio-economic development of Sokoto state, the north and that of the nation in general.  
Wamakko who was represented by Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Alhaji Sahabi Isah Gada  said his administration puts entrepreneurship development on  high priority and believed that the scheme has the potential of harnessing the talents in the state.

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