Kano – Kano State Government has sponsored 25 indigenes of the state to study Marine Engineering in India and the United States.
A statement issued in Kano on Saturday by Alhaji Baba Dantiye, the Director of Press to Gov. Rabiu Kwankwaso, said the four year course would cost the government $80 million annually.
According to the statement, Gov. Rabi’u Kwankwaso said this during the graduation of over 1,000 youths under the government’s youth empowerment programme, tagged “Lafiya Jari.”
It said that the governor emphasised on the resolve of the administration to give priority to human capital development.
“We are doing all this because we need to see our youth everywhere in the world and reduce unemployment facing the state”, the statement quoted the governor as saying.
It added that Kwankwaso further revealed that the government had concluded plans to sponsor 100 students to study avionics and another 100 to study medicine abroad.
The statement said that the state government, through the Col. Yakubu Bako (Rtd.) Youth Employment Committee had secured over 200 jobs for indigenes of the state in various Federal Government establishments.
The “Lafiya Jari”, is a healthcare based empowerment scheme under the state Entrepreneurship Institute.
The scheme provides drugs and financial support to students who graduated from the Schools of Health Technology to set up their own businesses.