In Jos, the capital city of Plateau state, a total amount of N4.2million has been distributed among the youths from three different local government areas of Plateau State who completed their training in diverse skills acquisition to enable them set up small scale business in their localities.
This kind gesture was extended to the youths from Bokkos, Mangu and Pankshin local government areas by the Institute of Governance and Social Research, (IGSR) an organization which facilitated the training. The Project Manager of IGSR, Celestine Ukatu who presented the money said that it would serve as a confidence building and start-up capital which would help the beneficiaries to excel in the future and charged them to make judicious use of the privilege.
The beneficiaries were encouraged to use the next six (6) months to report to the organization (IGSR) on where they sited their businesses, and how are they have been able to manage the business and the challenges encountered in the course of doing the businesses.
It would be recalled that IGSR in conjunction with three other organizations had earlier held a day basic business training workshop for beneficiaries who graduated from three months skills acquisition and economic development programme. However, the Secretary to Mangu local government area, Sarpiya Yaro who represented the Transition Committee Chairman addressed the beneficiaries, advising them to utilize the grant given to them for the purpose it was given and thanked IGSR and its partners for the grant and promoting peace in the State.