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General News of Thursday, 16 September 2021


'Women, youths empowerment my priority' - Lawmaker

Rep. Yusuf Gagdi Rep. Yusuf Gagdi

Rep. Yusuf Gagdi (APC-Plateau) has reemphasized his commitment to empowering young people and women in his constituency.

Gagdi, representing Pankshin Kanke and Kanam Federal constituency of the state, stated this at the opening of a training/empowerment programme for 40 youths and women from his constituency in Pankshin.

According to him, empowering these groups will make them self-sufficient.

He further added that the training conducted in conjunction with the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR) was aimed at promoting entrepreneurship among young men and women.

“We have gathered here to train these youths and women from my constituency on shoemaking, hair weaving and styling

“This is part of poverty alleviation, it is a way of empowering my people, particularly the young ones economically.

“As you can see, we are doing this in conjunction with the National Institute for Hospitality & Tourism (NIHOTOUR), and so the participants were carefully selected.

“We cannot empower everybody at the same time, but I believe at the end of this exercise, the beneficiaries will be useful to themselves, families and the society in general

“This underscores my commitment toward youths and women empowerment in Pankshin, Kanke and Kanam.

“As your representative, I will do my best and ensure that my people get whatever that is due to them.

“I will continue to lobby for projects that will be of benefit to my people,” he stated.

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