Future Assured graduates another 500 in Kano

Another batch of 500 youths have graduated from Future Assured
Empowerment programme in Kano. They were issued certificates of completion
today at a ceremony attended by wife of the President and Founder, Future
Assured, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari.

Th

e youths received training in paint making, leather work,
barbing and manicure, rabbitry and fishery.

Speaking at the occasion, Mrs. Buhari charged the graduands to
utilize the skills they have acquired to improve their lives and build
businesses that will not only engage them but enable them to employ others. She
called on philanthropic Nigerians to support them with start-up funds.

Speaking earlier, wife of the Governor of Kano state, Dr.
Hafsat Ganduje, expressed appreciation to Mrs. Buhari for the interest she and
the President have shown in Kano state, saying that 12 days after the working
visit by the President, his wife too had come to add value to the people of
Kano. She recalled the 2200 women that received training a few months ago from
Future Assured, saying that for most of them, their Future is indeed now
assured.

A religious cleric and Chairman of the Hisbah Board, Mallam
Aminu Daurawa spoke on the opportunity that the graduands were given and called
on them not to allow it to slip by, saying many youths would be grateful to
receive such training and would utilize it to their benefit. He drew attention
to the rampant cases of drug abuse among young people, saying skills training
programmes like these would engage such youths meaningfully. He said with opportunities
like these, even cases of crime would drop.

The cleric urged that the training be extended to religious
scholars and civil servants.

Highlight of the event was an exhibition of the handiwork of
the graduants, which the wife of the President inspected.

Earlier in the day, Mrs. Buhari commissioned a Future Assured
Women and Youth Empowerment Center, where trainings like the one just completed
will subsequently be held in the state.

She also paid a condolence visit to the family of the late
Danmasanin Kano, Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule, who died recently.