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Nasarawa to open portal for unemployed youth
Nasarawa State government says it will launch a website where unemployed youth will be registered across the state and afford them the opportunity to select skill acquisition of their choice.
This was disclosed by the state commissioner for youth and sport Othman Bala Adam in a chat with journalists in Lafia.
Othman said that registration will commence in the first week of August and that the ministry of youth and sport development will release the link for prospective youth to register.
He said government will use the website for job consideration when the need arises while urging youths across the state to take advantage and get registered
Othman said that the idea is to also have a database of potential and unemployed youths across the state and register them according to the career of their choice.
He said that the portal will be designed in such a way that registered youth will be afforded the opportunity to also select skill acquisition of their choice and be trained so as to be self-reliant.
“Registered youth will state their qualification, for those who are educated, while those who are not fortunate to attend school will also have their names and equally make a career choice.”
Othman explained that the portal will also give government statistical data of the number of unemployed youths across the state and plan
towards providing jobs for them.
“It will afford us the opportunity to also plan ahead on how to provide incentives to those that participate in any of the skill acquisition programme.
“We are out to ensure that we capture the majority of our talented youths who are not gainfully employed but can train on becoming self-reliant.
“This government is conscious of the fact that the youth form the majority of the population but lack what to do. So we will design the website in such a way that other agencies can have access and may have professionals with skills that can work in their agencies.
“For instance, if we have a construction job in the state that needs builders and other professionals, we will click on the site and go to the space for builders and select those eligible and send to the contractor for consideration. So we don’t need to start advertising or going out looking for them.”
NMA Chairman, 64 Health Workers Test Positive For COVID-19 In Nasarawa State
Dr Bulus Peter, Chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association in Nasarawa State, has tested positive for COVID-19.
Peter disclosed this in an interview with journalists on Saturday.
He said he was already receiving treatment at an isolated part of his home and was responding to treatment.
He disclosed that the total number of healthcare workers, who tested positive for COVID-19 in Nasarawa are 65 as of July 3.
“It is confirmed by the result from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control that I have contracted COVID-19 but I am now responding to treatment.
“As at July 3, the total number of healthcare workers who tested positive for COVID-19 in Nasarawa are 65 – public health facilities workers 51 and private health workers 14.
“The local government distribution of healthcare workers infected with COVID-19 are Karu – 12, Keffi – 21, Nasarawa Eggon – seven, Lafia – 25. One person has died.”
ICPC tracks 67 constituency projects in Nasarawa
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Wednesday said it has started tracking 67 selected constituency projects in Nasarawa State.
Mr Clement Obaniyi, the commission’s Commissioner in Benue, also overseeing Nasarawa and Plateau, told newsmen in Makurdi on Wednesday, noting that the projects were 2016 constituency projects of National Assembly members in Nasarawa State.
Obaniyi said that the selected projects ranged from construction of boreholes, HIV campaign projects, provision of buses/cars, erosion control and flood, electrification, dams and road construction.
He added that the projects were selected for tracking by a team from Budget Office of the Federation, Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, ICPC, National Institute of Quantity Surveyors and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).
The commissioner, who noted that the projects tracking would last for four weeks, added that the commission had earlier tracked 98 of 2017/18 selected constituency projects in Benue.
He said that during the tracking, the commission discovered that some projects were abandoned, some ongoing, some completed, while others were yet to start.
He explained that while the commission was still investigating the issues discovered during the last tracking, its focus was on preventing any act that may lead to corrupt practices through system study and public enlightenment.
Man Who Raped Three-month-old Baby In Nasarawa Arrested
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has arrested a man accused of raping a three-month-old baby in Adogi Village in Nasarawa State.
He was arrested on Tuesday, the NSCDC announced via its Twitter handle.
The para-military security outfit said its operatives arrested the man after thorough investigations.
"After a thorough intelligence gathering and investigation, the Nasarawa State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps arrested a man Tuesday accused of raping a three-month-old baby in Adogi Village of Nasarawa State," the security outfit tweeted.
The incident happened on May 27 when the mother woke up at night and discovered that her baby and mobile phone were missing.
“The incident occurred on Wednesday 27 of last month when suddenly I woke up around 3am and found that my baby was missing. I checked my phone which was also close to me before I slept, but it was also missing,” the mother narrated.
She explained that both men and women of the village went out in search of the baby on foot and motorcycles, and eventually found the child in an uncompleted building bleeding.
“She was found lying in the building with her pants kept aside. Everywhere across her private part was blood and then we rushed her to the hospital," she said.
The baby received surgical treatment at Jos University Teaching Hospital as a result of the incident.