Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq with beneficiaries of N-Knowlegde programme. Photo Credit: Hadiza Abdulrahman/Radio Nigeria.
Three thousand, three hundred (3,300) youths across the country have received training on Animation, script writing, Hardware and Software development under the N-Knowledge programme of the Federal Government.
At the closing ceremony in Abuja, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq said that the programme is to equip young Nigerians with relevant skills and certification to become competent workers, innovators and entrepreneurs prepared for both the domestic and global digital world.
She urged the beneficiaries to make optimum use of the opportunity given to them to become solution providers and entrepreneurs in their communities.
Earlier, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr. Nasir Sani-Gwarzo commended the beneficiaries for their good behavior throughout the training and urged them to maintain same thereafter.
The Permanent Secretary who was represented by the National Coordinator, Dr. Umar Bindir also wished them a successful apprenticeship period ahead while maximizing the opportunity given to them.
The beneficiaries will earn a stipend of N10,000 monthly for the 9 months of their apprenticeship.
Reporting by Hadiza Abdulrahman; Editing by Chinasa Ossai and Annabel Nwachukwu