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Arewa Youths: Licensed 110 vulnerable women in vocational training

The Arewa Youth Consultative Council (AYCC) has licences 110 vulnerable women in after weeks of vocational training.
AYCC Coordinator Umar Farouk disclosed at the graduation ceremony held at the University of Maiduguri on Saturday that the women were selected from the various Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDPs) camps in the capital.
He said they were trained in different entrepreneur skills to make them more independent from federal government or international body.
‘Participants underwent various skills especially in the production of Vaseline, bags, soap among others. The training started on December 24, 2020, through Jan 1, 2021,’ he disclosed.
He said the event was also organised to honour past and surviving heroes in who have contributed to the emergence of the state and its development till date.
Among those honoured Posthumously was the first Shehu of Borno, Shehu Mohammad Almin El-Kanemi, who stopped the Fulani incursion into Borno Empire, late Shehu Mustapha El-Kanemi, honoured as an ambassador of peace known for preaching peace in his 35 years reign as Shehu of Borno.
Others include the first Nigerian Inspector General of , Alhaji Kam Salem, Sir Kashim Imam, governor of northern , first elected govenor of the state, late Mohammadu Goni, Brig Abba Kyari, military administrator, northeast region and Gen Mamman Shuwa, Nigerian Civil War veteran, to mention a few.
The chairman of the occasion, Dr Bulama Mali Gubio, who is also the secretary of Borno Elders Forum, urged the youths to learn from the works and legacies of the awardee heroes. He said the men served the society.

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