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Kwara Gov restates commitment to youths empowerment

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Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has reinstated his administration’s commitment towards creating a conducive environment to drive youths to greatness in their chosen vocation.

A statement by Modupe Joel, Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Abdulrazaq gave the assurance at the grand finale of the Entrepreneurship Contest which the Kwara State chapter of the National Association of Nigerian Students organised in honour of the Governor’s late father, AGF Abdul-razaq SAN.

Represented by his Deputy, Kayode Alabi, the Governor noted that ingenuity, willpower and God’s mercy would ultimately determine the leaders of the future hence, the need for youths to come out of their comfort zones, learn new skills and make a significant impact.

He explains that his administration is deliberately investing in e-governance and refocusing people’s attention on technology, pointing out that some youths who recently took part in virtual digital training are already making an impact.

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Abdulrazaq added that the development had impressed the present administration to commence the second phase of the virtual digital training to train an additional ten thousand youths in new digital skills with the upcoming innovation hub set to harvest endless potentials in Kwara youth.

While thanking the Association of the Nigerian Students for the laudable initiative to honour his late father, the Governor urged the youths to embrace boundless opportunities in the new media space to transform their lives.

Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Saadatu Kawu- Moddibo in her opening remarks, said that the program was a true reflection of the lifestyle of late AGF Abdulrazaq who, according to her, empowered youths with quality education as the first private school owner who established Ilorin College that is now known as Government High School, Ilorin.

Kawu-moddibo, charged youth on a positive attitudinal change to realise a better entrepreneurship success that can take them to greater heights, stressing that mindset is sacrosanct in the journey to a successful life.

Earlier, the Chairman of NANS, Kwara Axis, Salami Wasiu explained that the objectives the entrepreneurship contest were to help students develop entrepreneurial skills and learn how to finance their business since the country Chun out thousands of graduates without jobs for them in the labour markets.