Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC) has reiterated its desire to improve the living standards of NIgeria’s teeming youth.
The Managing Director of HYPPADEC, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq Yelwa, made this known at the launch of the commission’s Youth Transformation Programme (YTP) in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital, on Friday.
Represented by HYPPADEC’s Director of Admin and Finance, Mr. Gabi Haruna, the Managing Director noted that YTP is a project designed by the commission in collaboration with other critical stakeholders such as the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), New Approach and Minna Institute of Technology and Innovation (MITI) to take over 5,000 youths off the streets via life changing skill acquisition exercise in order to give the targeted youths opportunities to contribute meaningfully to the development of their communities and to contain the risen cases of insecurity and other criminal activities in the society.
In a statement signed by the State HYPPADEC Coordinator, Engr. Joan Oguche, the “Youth Transformation Programme is part of the overall effort of HYPPADEC to provide developmental project and empowerment initiatives to the riverine communities across the six HYPPADEC member states.”
She further disclosed that the curriculum covers ten different trades which includes tailoring/fashion and designing, fish farming, poultry farming, baking and confectionary, shoe and bag making, computer appreciation, cosmetology, barbing and hair dressing saloon and event management/decoration.
Engr. Joan appealed to the both the master trainers and the trainees to be committed to the exercise so that the effort of the Federal Government would not be frustrated.