2018/12/29

World Bank, Taraba Train 1,500 Youths in Community Services

The World Bank through the Youth Empowerment and Social Support Operations in collaboration with the Taraba State Government on Friday commenced the training of 1,500 youths in community development services.
Speaking during the  opening of the training at Mararaban Apawa in the Lau Local Government Area of the state, the state Head of Unit, Public Workfare of YESSO,  Dr. Ephraim Jen, explained that the programme was designed to check youth unemployment and restiveness in the country.
Jen said the youths constituted 51 per cent of the nation’s population and should be  cared for.
He noted that the  World Bank and the Federal Government came up with the project in collaboration with the state government to provide temporary labour-intensive jobs known as ‘public workfare’.
Jen stated, “The youths, who would be paid a monthly stipend of N7,500, would be deployed in the cleaning of public areas, rehabilitation of community feeder roads, reforestation, gully reclamation, construction of market stalls, among others.