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USAID empowers youths in education and agriculture in the north east

usaidThe United State Agency for International Development [USAID] is implementing initiative in health, education and agriculture to empower youths that are

vulnerable in the society.

The initiative which has commenced in states of the North east including Adamawa, is a four year project.

Country representative of USAID, Lisa Freeman said the body is in Adamawa since two thousand and fourteen while its objective is to address the root causes of insurgency.

She narrated that youths in seven local government areas of the state are engaged in peace initiative and is willing to partner with relevant organs to inculcate positive values in the youths.

The country representative pointed out that USAID has renovated a school in Gombi as a pilot project which will be replicated in other local government areas affected by insurgency adding that other areas of need are being looked into.

Governor Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla in his remark thanked USAID for its intervention especially in the donation of ten billion naira to be shared among three states in the north east.

He noted that the state is not buoyant enough to go into partnership but appealed for support.

Also Secretary to the State Government, Doctor Umar Bindir, while speaking, said the state government has made available five hundred million naira and additional sixty billion naira from the Central Bank of Nigeria to address critical areas such as micro entrepreneurship among others.

He assured that the state government has targeted September, 2015, to ensure the return of all IDPs to their homes.

Tom Garba, Yola

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