Home News Vocational centre graduates 181 beneficiaries from frontline LGs in Katsina byIKILIMA ABUBAKAR September 30, 2022 Reading Time: 2 mins read 1.4k SHARES ADVERTISEMENT No fewer than 181 beneficiaries have graduated from the Katsina Vocational training centre. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the graduates were those who commenced training earlier this year. Malam Danjuma Katsina, in his remarks during the graduation ceremony which was held in Katsina, disclosed that the centre was established more than 20 years ago, to assist the less privileged. According to him, the centre was established with the aim of bringing women and youths to acquire skills in various aspects. He said that the beneficiaries included 100 women and 81 men. Danjuma said that 10 women were selected from each of the local government areas with security challenges and trained on 11 different trades. According to him, the centre had recently begun the empowerment of women who lost their husbands to banditry or were facing security challenges in their areas. He said that the effort was to ensure that the beneficiaries have something to do aside from going to school, so that they could stay away from social vices. Danjuma said that the beneficiaries were given support ranging from cash to other implements such as computers, sewing and knitting machines, among other items. He said that this was achieved through the support of Sardaunan Katsina, Alhaji Ahmed Rufai, the Director-General of the NIA, Gov. Aminu Masari and Alhaji Abdul-Aziz Mamuda. Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina state, who was represented by Alhaji Idris Tune, Head of Service, reiterated the state government’s commitment to all positive initiatives by individuals or organisations. Meanwhile, Prof. Sani Lugga, has called on the Federal Government to resolve the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Lugga spoke as the guest speaker at the graduation and annual lecture series on ‘Youth, Unemployment, Security and the 2023 Elections’. He advised, ”the Federal Government should treat the lingering ASUU strike as a matter of urgent national importance. ”Unemployment is the mother of youth restiveness in parts of the country.” Prof. Armaya Hamisu-Bichi, Vice-Chancellor, Federal University, Dutsinma, who was also the Chairman of the occasion, commended the centre and pledged to give necessary assistance. NAN also reports that beneficiaries were given take-off grants to establish the various trades based on the skills they had acquired. NAN further reports that the centre was established by the late I-G, Mohammed Yusuf.