By Bright Bassey
Bank of Industry, BOI and African Community Bridge Foundation, ACBF, Tuesday, begun a one-week entrepreneurial training of 131 Youths from Taraba and Adamawa States.
BOI’s branch manager covering Taraba, Adamawa and Gombe states, Dahiru Bala announced the training open in Jalingo.
Bala explained that “this training is the Federal Government’s deliberate policy to equip them with adequate entrepreneurial skills and provide you with loans to run profitable businesses in order to boost the economy.
“The training, under the government’s Youth Empowerment Scheme Programme (YES-P), is structured in such a way that you cannot just be self-reliant but will also create jobs for other youths in the process,” he said.
Bala explained to the bank will give them loans after the training repayable within three years of engaging in the business.
He applauded the state governor, Darius Ishaku’s gesture for hosting the training, adding it would boost the success of the exercise.
The Programmes Director, African Community Bridge Foundation, Lucky Onmonya, advised the participants to take the training seriously as the skills acquired would guarantee them their future.