By Tom Garba/Yola – Adamawa State government in collaboration with United Nations Development Partners (UNDP) have trained 175 Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) on various skills acquisition.
Deputy governor of Adamawa, Martins Babale urged beneficiaries to utilise the gesture well by improving the economy of their various state and the country at large.
Mr. Babale who represented the Governor at the graduation ceremony at the skill acquisition centre in Yola, called on them to be focus on the business where they can be employers of labour in few years to come and promised to always support them as a government.
The Conflict prevention and peace Analyst for UNDP, Mathew Alao who was also in Yola to witness the graduation ceremony said UNDP spend a lot on the training.
He expressed satisfaction that today many of them graduated as Aluminum fabricators, some are into GSM repairs and Assembling, Computer repairs and diagnosis.
The graduating apprentices were provided with needed equipment to work well in their respective skills.
One of the beneficiaries from Adamawa state, Daniel Ishaku Paltiya expressed gratitude to the government of Adamawa State and UNDP for helping him to get a special skill on Aluminum fabrication, promising to grow the business to generate employment.