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The Senator representing Adamawa Central Senatorial zone, Hajiya Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed, Binani in conjunction with the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) is to train over 385 youths and women in various skills. The Senator who organized the skill acquisition training for about 285 youths and women said there are plans to equip them with the necessary working materials. Speaking on Friday during the flag-off ceremony in Yola the Adamawa State Capital she said, “We are here to serve our people and our goal is to get youths and women gainfully employed”. The lawmaker also stressed that she plans to make good laws for the nation with Adamawa State as her first. Binani assured the people that she will deliver the dividends of democracy, adding that this is the only way to address the increasing unemployment challenge among “our people in this country and our state in particular “. According to her, “this training is not based on party affiliation, we are here to serve our people irrespective of party, religious or gender differences “. In his speech the Deputy Governor of Adamawa State, Chief Serth Crowther who represented Governor Fintiri described the occasion as a great one. Chief Crowther said, “this skill acquisition programme is a welfare programme and I am urging the beneficiaries to live up to the desired expectations”. The District Head of Jimeta Alhaji Inuwa Baba Paris extolled the lawmaker saying she will do great things and was sure one day she will become the Senate President. A member of the Adamawa State Assembly Honourable Umar Yapak urged the participants not to use the allowances they will get at the end of the programme to marry wives but should be diligent in what they do. On his part, the NDE Director in Adamawa, Mr. Maigida Kenath noted that the Directorate has continued to work with people like Aishatu so as to develop skills in the youth. According to him, the NDE has been striving to reduce joblessness among the people adding that over 10,000 people have benefitted from the programmes so far.