70% of Katsina youths jobless – Gov Masari

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Governor Aminu Masari

Governor Aminu Masari

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State said 70 per cent of Katsina youths are jobless.

He made the disclosure at an interactive session with industrialists and business moguls in Katsina Monday, adding that the high rate of joblessness has provided fuel for crimes.

‘’Today, 70 per cent of the Katsina youths including graduates and NCE holders are roaming the streets without jobs,” he said.

The Katsina governor who hosts a summit of investors today urged wealthy citizens of the state to invest their funds by setting up companies that would generate employment.

‘’The setting up of industries and companies by the well-to-do individuals would assist to reduce the menace of unemployment.

The governor lamented that majority of the youths are unskilled and untrained who only resort to crimes as a way out.

Masari advised the prominent Katsina citizens to show sign of commitments by striving hard to establish companies so as to motivate others from outside the state to do same.

‘’As citizens of Katsina, you must show signs of patriotism before outsiders will invest in the state,” he said.

He said that the state government on its parts would provide spacious land to those willing to establish companies in the field of agriculture and mineral resources.

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Source:: PM Newspaper