By Our Correspondent
The new Commissioner of Commerce, Industry and Tourism in Zamfara, Alhaji Yazid Shehu Danfulani says he is now exploring all available avenues towards improving the financial standing of youths in the state.
Yazid who lamented that many youths in the state were now trapped in unemployment despite efforts put in place by the Matawalle administration especially in youth empowerment scheme, many youth were still battling with how to make ends meet.
“One of the first steps l am taking with the blessings of my boss, governor Bello Matawalle is a further boost to the governor’s entrepreneurship development by securing facilities from federal government agencies to our women and youth.
“My visit to NIRSAL is geared towards exposing our young men and women to the many benefits derivable through agriculture, don’t forget that in Zamfara, agriculture is our pride and our teeming youth are ever ready to participate in this sector of the economy, so with a little push and encouragement, Zamfara will continue to guarantee national food security and export potentials,” Yazid noted.
He said his meeting with NIRSAL boss was very fruitful and that very soon, the meeting will translate into positive actions in the state through numerous schemes.
Earlier, the Managing Director of Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing system for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) Micro Finance Bank, Abuja, (a subsidiary of Central Bank of Nigeria), Alh. Abubakar Abdullahi Kure commended the commissioner and Zamfara government for taking the step towards the agricultural entrepreneurship development pragramme.
Kure who said, this was the first time a commissioner was coming from Zamfara seeking partnership with his office for the empowerment of youth in the state assured to assist the government in all positive ways.
He added that a comprehensive framework will soon be unveiled in the State for the take off of variius business entrepreneurs.