The President Buhari-led APC government has reiterated its commitment towards empowering the teaming Nigerian youths and keeping them off crimes such as kidnapping, terrorism and other forms of social vices.
Towards achieving this, the FG has partnered the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) to create the needed employment for the youths in the transport sector.
This was made known by Hon. Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola during the official handover of Federal Government’s workshop facility at the Bridgehead, Onitsha to the Anambra State Chapter of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN).
This is coming on the heels of reports that RTEAN proposes to establish an ultra-modern automobile facility, servicing/maintenance pits and a skills acquisition centre at the abandoned workshop site.
Fashola, who was represented by the Director, Central Workshop in the ministry, Mr. Sunday Umana, assured that government was ready to work with investors to train and empower youths to check the rising youth unemployment and insecurity in the country.
He said that the Federal Government saw the proposed project by RTEAN as a good development that would not only get idle youths busy, but also get them trained and self-reliant.
According to him, a committee had been set up to ensure the success of the project, just as he urged members of RTEAN to remain focused on the projects. Earlier, the National President of RTEAN, Alh Musa Shehu Isiwele described the initiative as a welcome development that would engage the youths in positive concerns.
Isiwele, who was represented by Mr. Philip Nwaigbo, said the project, when completed, would provide professionalism in automobile services and maintenance as well as equip the youths on best automobile and electrical repair practices