The poverty alleviation minister disclosed this on Friday in Taraba
The Taraba State Ministry for Poverty Alleviation and Cooperatives has said that 300 youth will be trained in various skills before the end of 2013.
The Commissioner in the Ministry, Isa Musa, disclosed this on Friday in Jalingo at the ministry’s 2013 budget defence at the state House of Assembly.
Mr. Musa said that the measure was aimed at checking unemployment. He explained that a team from the ministry would go round all the 16 Local Government Areas of the state to conduct the training.
He appealed to the Assembly’s Committee on Poverty Alleviation and Cooperatives to assist in ensuring that funds approved for the ministry were promptly released to enable it to deliver on its promises. He said that only N21.2 million out of N82.8 earmarked for capital projects in the 2012 budget was released. The poor funding, he said, resulted in only 25 per cent performance.
“We appeal to your committee to assist us in ensuring the release of approved funds to us,” Mr. Musa said.
Responding, Abdulkarim Mammud, the House Committee Chairman, promised that the committee would work hard to assist the ministry to alleviate poverty in the state.
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