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Women undergo training on borehole repair in Niger

The Niger State Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has commenced training of about 500 women and youths in Briquette making and borehole repairs in Bida Local Government Area of the state.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Niger State Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) had in July conducted similar training for Zone B in Suleja Local Government Area of the state.

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Governor Abubakar Bello, while launching the training, said the programme would enable them to become self-reliant and contribute positively to the socio-economic and political development of the state.

He said that Briquette was a bio-gas invention used as a substitute for charcoal.

The Governor, who was represented by the Commissioner of Youth Development, Emmanuel Manu, explained that the training programme was another alternative for those that were engaged in the illicit act of tree felling in the state.

He expressed delight with the testimonies from the participants of the just concluded Zone B Employment Programme whom he said were already utilising their skills to add value to their various local government areas in  providing solutions to broken down boreholes.

He said that the current realities and exigencies of job creation for the youths required aggressive, strategic and efficient approach in the training of the youths to achieve significant reduction of unemployment, create  jobs and wealth.

Earlier, the Director-General, Niger State Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Abdullahi Arah, said “the tremendous success recorded in our last training programme at Suleja local government area encouraged us to do more.”

Arah said  that the state SDGs in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth Development had developed a road map that would provide alternative solution that would support green economy and at the same time save the environment.

He said that the aim of the training programme was to equip the youths with technical know-how to be able to repair broken boreholes.

The Chairman of Bida Local Government, Alhaji Suleiman Sheshi, lauded the effort of the  Sustainable Development Goals for making the choices of alternatives sources of energy, particularly Briguette  making and borehole repairs.

” I must implore all participants to take this training programme with all seriousness.

” It is very important for you to know that it is a rare opportunity and privilege coming to you on a platter of gold,”Sheshi said. (NAN)


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