Kaduna State Steering Committee on Social Investment started four-day workshop.

Written by on April 26, 2022

The Kaduna State Steering Committee on Social Investment on Monday started a four-day workshop to design a youth-focused graduation social protection Programmes.

The Focal Person, Kaduna State Social Investment Office, Mrs Saude Atoyebi, said at the workshop in Zaria, that the goal was to address the challenge of unemployment and build youths’ resilience to socio-economic shocks.

According to reports, the social protection is a set of policies and programmes designed to reduce poverty and vulnerability by promoting efficient labour markets, diminishing people’s exposure to risks and enhancing their capacity to protect themselves against hazards and interruption or loss of income.

Atoyebi, who was represented by the Special Assistant to Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Social Investment, Mrs. Rebecca Padonu, said that the youth population in the state’s demography presents challenges and opportunities.

She pointed out that the youths were experiencing the highest rate of poverty, adding that it was critical to the needs of the
youth population to ensure social cohesion and stability.

Ameen J. Kantyok

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