Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri, has re-opened a technical skills acquisition centre after eight-year abandonment.
The centre, located in the Jibiro Girei Local Government Area of the state, was established during the administration of ex-governor Murtala Nyako.
Fintiri, during the inauguration of the technical skills acquisition centre, on Thursday, noted the relevance of the centre in igniting the productive potential of the youths in the state through entrepreneurship training.
The governor also ordered the reabsorption that 2,700 trainees whose training was cut short across the eight technical and vocational training centres before the centres went moribund be recalled and given priority to complete their training as the first batch of trainees.
Fintiri, who acknowledged the visionary foresight of his predecessor for the initiative to establish these centres, said this generation and indeed future generations will continue to thank him for establishing the centers, which the administration has now re-opened as a catalyst for employment generation and training of no fewer than 20,000 youths annually with various skills for trade and entrepreneurship.
The governor said, “We are making another history by injecting life back into the eight moribund Technical Skills Acquisition Centres across Adamawa State. These Centres are expected to optimally serve as centres of excellence with the capacity to train and hatch a minimum of 20,000 youths and women with the right skill sets in various trades annually.
“The Centres are structured to focus on skills acquisition and entrepreneurship training that are capable of igniting the potentials of our youths for productivity.”