The Kwara State Social Investment Programme (KWASSIP) has facilitated a training and capacity building session for Agents who will participate in the Covid-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (KWARA CARES).
According to a statement released on Wednesday by the Ag. General Manager of KWASSIP, Mohammed Brimah, no fewer than 150 youths will participate in the training as potential Agents to help with the data- capturing for the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Kwara State.
He disclosed that KWASSIP partnered with the Bank of Industry (BOI) in the facilitation of the training for KWARA CARES, a relief programme funded by the World Bank in conjunction with the Nigerian government to provide relief for the poor and vulnerable and support of small- scale businesses in Nigeria.
The statement read in part:
“The training for the World Bank- assisted SME funds comes up tomorrow with at least 150 young persons, most of which are exited N-Power youths from batch A and B participating and getting engaged as agents afterwards.
“We are considering absorbing the N-Power graduates. Aside from their wealth of experience, many people in this category are still looking for opportunities after being disengaged from the federal government scheme. We are looking to give them a lifeline by enlisting them as agents for the Kwara Cares project. His Excellency the Kwara State Governor remains committed to sourcing for opportunities for this set of young men and women.
“This will complement the federal government’s efforts in developing manpower and reducing the unemployment rate in the state.”
Training commences today, Thursday, December 3, 2020.