Bauchi State Commission for Youth, Women Rehabilitation and Development is set to commence biometric data capturing of unemployed youths in the state, aimed at evolving youth empowerment in the state.
Speaking while unveiling data base for the unemployed youth, the Chairman of the Commission, Mr. Umar Gwadabe, said the commission’s mandate is to empower youth through vocational training in line with section (4) of the law establishing the commission.
The Chairman described the emergence of ICT as an essential ingredients for effective service delivery as well as saving cost of running the affairs of governance.
Mr Gwadabe, said the platform for data base was to enable the commission meet with contemporary challenges on information and communication technology, “hence the need for us to be innovative in our assigned responsibilities.”
According to him the measures will therefore help the government design a holistic approach on how to address youth restiveness posed by unemployment rates and literacy among the teeming youth.
He described youth empowerment as catalyst for societal progress stressing that training on ICT, Agriculture, and education are some of the critical areas the agency gives priority.
Earlier the consultant at the ceremony, Mohammed Ibrahim Jega charged the youth to embrace ICT related businesses for survival and for the economic development of the state and the nation.