In his effort to uplift the teeming youths in the state through various empowerment programmes, Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has said that plans are in the pipeline to train and empower 4, 321 phone repairers using modern techniques.
Governor Ganduje gave the indication during a meeting with the leadership of more than 22 GSM markets in the state which event took place in Kano Government House, recently.
He said history has been made in the state by combining the leaderships of more than 22 markets of mobile phone sellers and phone repairers across the state, to discuss issues that would go a long way in promoting their business.
According to him, since the inception of his administration in 2015, government has been trying to bring modern improvement to various businesses in the state in order to encourage youths to become self-reliant, saying plans have been completed to empower 4, 321 mobile phone repairers with modern equipment.
He, however, said the beneficiaries would be divided into four groups for a four- day long training; the trainees would later be combined and empowered with modern equipment and N20, 000 each as start-up capital.
After the training, certificates of attendance carrying the governor’s signature would be issued to them, saying the activities would give their businesses an opportunity to get a collateral-free loan from Bank of Industries (BoA).
In his remark, the State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Murtala Sule Garo said the gesture is part of Governor Ganduje’s continuous empowerment programme aimed at improving the lives of the teeming youths in the state, saying about 200,000 youths and women have so far been empowered since the inception of this administration in 2015.
In his contribution, the State Chairman of Mobile Phone Sellers and Repairs Markets, Alhaji Ibrahim Rabiu Umar said Governor Ganduje has been contributing to the success of their business as he called on the beneficiaries to make good use of the gesture.
By Garba Haruna Abdullahi