The trainings, which were organised through her pet project, ‘Future Assured’, provide various interventions to the less-privileged in the country.
Speaking at the graduation of the 1,000 trainees in Bauchi on Thursday, Mrs. Buhari charged Nigerian leaders to be committed towards women and youths empowerment for socio-economic development of the country.
She said that if empowered and become self reliant, women and youth will contribute a lot to the development of the nation.
She disclosed that since the inception of ‘Future Assured ‘ over 10,000 women and youths have been trained on different skills acquisition programme across the country, adding that beneficiaries of the programme are successful entrepreneurs in their various vocations thereby contributing to the Nigerian economy.
The President’s wife therefore re-assured of her commitment to champion the course of women and youth in the areas of education, health and empowerment especially to the less privileged in the society.
In his address, Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi state commended the President’s wife for her love and support to Bauchi state through vocational training saying that her labour and sacrifice are yielding positive results.
He said that with the training, the beneficiaries will become self-reliant adding that his administration will continue to improve women and youth potentials to boost productivity and improve revenue of the state.
On her part, the wife of the Governor, Hajiya Hadiza Abubakar, thanked the wife of the President for the training as well as her recent medical treatment carried out in the state where over 3,000 people benefited.
In his welcome address, the Executive Chairman of Bauchi state Commission for Youths and Women Rehabilitation and Development (BACYWORD), Ahmed Umar Farouk said the commission successfully selected, supervised and trained the beneficiaries on different skills acquisition programme under Future Assured.
He said the commission has registered over 150,000 unemployed youths and are still receiving applications from youths between the ages of 18 to 40 years and will establish a sustainable database for future usage and planning.
He also disclosed that the Commission has rehabilitated over 1,000 women and youth suffering from drug abuse.
“We also collaborated with the office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDG’s in partnering with Google Nigeria for training women and youth in digital job opportunities in which a total of 2,340 graduates benefited.
“We have entered partnership with Ja’iz Bank under which arrangement have been made for more than N1.5billion worth of empowerment that would be distributed to women across the state to boost economic activities of women in small business,” he said.
The beneficiaries were trained on baking and pastries, food processing, soap making, beatification and dye, among others.