The Northeast Development Commission (NEDC) has Saturday graduated a set of 150 youths from the six states of the zone who underwent a three weeks intensive training on Digital
Vehicular Diagnostics and Maintenance for automobile technicians at the Digital Bridge Institute, Adamawa state.

The training is part of the the commissions drive to empower youths to be self-reliant and also reduce the high number of unemployed youths in the northeast zone.

The MD/CEO of the commission, Mohammed Goni Alkali who addressed the participants at the graduation ceremony congratulates them for being part of the novel innovation which he believe will change the fortune of the participants.

He said the commission is mindful of the ingenuity of youths and their knowledge in ICT hence the plans to establish ICT centres and ten Technology Acquisition Centres in all states of the zone.

Goni tasked them to make good use of the opportunity by putting into good use what they have learned and also become employers of labour. He urges them to desist from misusing or even selling the equipment that will be given to them. He also advised them to ensure they also teach others what they’ve learned so that the project will have multiplying effect.

Representative of the Secretary to the Adamawa state government, the state Commissioner of Entrepreneurship Development, Hon. James Iliya expressed delight to the commission for choosing Adamawa state as host for the program. While congratulating the participants and the commission for a successful training program, he charges the participants to reciprocate the gesture by becoming vanguards of change and entrepreneurship development in the northeast zone hitherto known as a region ravaged by insurgency.

The participants were given starter packs which contains software, automobile scanners, storage devices and others for a smooth take-off t the various locations.

The participants also engaged in a unity football competition.