Prof. Seth Akutson, the director, Entrepreneurship Research and Development Centre (ERDC), of Kaduna State University (KASU), said as part of measures to tackle the problem of unemployment in the state, that the school would train 50,000 women and youth entrepreneurs before the end of 2019. Speaking at a one-day Kaduna Entrepreneurship Volunteerism Service (KADEVS) on Tuesday, a train-the-trainer initiative for 250 women organised by the centre, Akutson revealed that the 50,000 entrepreneurs would be trained under the KADEVS initiative.
“Our goal is to train Kaduna state women and youths to become entrepreneurs, who in turn will train others on how to identify community challenges and turn such challenges into business ventures,” he said.
“ERDC will train and empower women and youths who will volunteer to participate, with a view to helping solve problems in their various communities and create jobs in the long run,’’ he concluded.
Reacting to the matter, the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Muhammad Tanko, again reassured the public on the institution’s zeal to tackle unemployment within the state.
“This is an opportunity coming to our youths to realize their potential and identify opportunities that can be of benefit to their communities and the society. There is no doubt that entrepreneurship is the solution to our economic problems, and programmes like this are ways through which the potential of entrepreneurship development could be tapped,’’ Tanko said.
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