Kaduna State Government says it would train five thousand youths under the start-up Entrepreneurship Program (Kadstep) within a period of four years.
Governor Nasiru El-Rufai stated this during the graduation of the first batch of 298 and induction of 500 participants for the second batch of its entrepreneurship programme.
He said the programme is in conjunction with the Bank of Industry, where the state Government has set aside one billion Naira for the scheme.
He mentioned that the programme is aimed at encouraging funding and supporting aspiring entrepreneurial youth in the state to develop and execute innovative enterprise from idea to start up business.
The governor said participants were rigorously trained and monitored closely within the period of two months at the Kaduna Business School.
“Bank of Industry was satisfied with twenty five persons who had already completed their plan and had met the given requirements to access the loan. You can see that participants have been issued checks already”, El-Rufai stated.
Governor El-rufai further charged the graduates to make the most of the opportunity and further wished them success in their business.
Checks from two million naira and above were issued to participants to start up businesses.