No fewer than 747 Internally Displaced Persons in Adamawa on Wednesday graduated from the entrepreneurship training provided by the North East Entrepreneurship Development Centre.
The training was aimed at building business capacity for members of communities affected by Boko Haram violence.
Addressing the graduates, the Programme Director of centre, Idris Bawa, said the gesture was part of the centre’s effort to assist the IDPs pick up their lives when they finally return home.
The coordinator who assured the graduates of free business advice to enable them survive challenges they might face. He urged them to make good use of what they learnt to be self-reliant and even employ others.
While reiterating the commitment of EDC to continue to meet its objectives of promoting economic development and turning youth into productive citizens, Mr. Bawa said the centre had since inception in 2013 collaborated with the Central Bank of Nigeria to train about 4,000 youth in the North East.
A trainer, Abdullatif Babatunde, lauded the trainees for their commitment to the training and urged government at all levels to come to their aid in terms of the needed capital to set up their businesses.
In their various remarks, the graduates including – Nafisa Mohammed and Asabe Ibrahim- thanked centre and CBN for the gesture saying it would go a long way in helping them to pick up their lives once again.