In a two-day workshop organised by the Zakah and Waqf Foundation, participants have been urged to translate their acquired knowledge into action.
Dr Amir Abubakar Lamido, the state chairman of the Foundation, stressed the significance of youth in the state venturing into meaningful projects for self-reliance post-graduation during his insightful presentation.
Addressing the prevalent issue of poverty in society, Lamido called upon the younger generation to explore local business opportunities, acknowledging the limited job openings provided by the government for the growing youth population.
Also speaking, Malam Ibrahim Kawuwa, the Project Director of the Foundation, commended the organisation for its timely intervention in addressing contemporary challenges among today’s youth. He expressed confidence that these efforts would inspire the younger generation to actively engage in entrepreneurial pursuits.
In a compelling presentation, Dr Abubakar Sadiq Usman from the Department of Business Administration at Gombe State University encouraged recent graduates to channel their skills and talents into innovation and creative thinking.
He emphasised the role of the youth in contributing to the socio-economic development of the country, highlighting the global economic challenges that make it imperative for citizens to take an active role.
Recognising the ongoing efforts, the Zakah and Waqf Foundation has been organising workshops since 2019 with the explicit goal of fostering self-reliance among youth.
Participants, hailing from 11 Local Government Areas of Gombe state, are expected to apply the knowledge gained to positively impact their communities.
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