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Federal Government has commenced training of over six hundred unemployed youths in Nasarawa State under the ‘At Risk Children Programme’.
At the commencement of the three weeks exercise in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital, Special Adviser to the President on Social Investment and Team Leader of the At Risk Children Programme, Hajiya Mariam Uwais said the initiative was to enable the youths acquire skills.
Hajiya Mariam Uwais, said the trainees were selected as facilitators for the implementation of the At Risk Children Programme with focus on acquiring skills in agriculture, sports, nutrition and hygiene water sanitation.
She explained that as part of the federal government’s efforts to end activities that exposes children to danger especially street hawking, begging and drug abuse, each of the facilitators will engage fifty vulnerable children in their various communities in a step down of the knowledge acquired at the training.
Nasarawa State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Aisha Rufa’i affirmed that the government had concluded plans to commence full enforcement of the Child Rights Act.
Hajiya Rufa’i called on the participants to be committed to the full implementation of the At Risk Children Programme.
Reporting by Chris Nyamtu; Editing by Chinasa Ossai, Julian Osamoto & Adeniyi Bakare