The Adamawa government on Friday urged youths in the state not to rely solely on the government for employment.
The Deputy Governor of the state, Mr Martins Babale, made the call while inaugurating the 2016 National Industrial Skills Development Programme phase five.
Babale said the industrial skills would reduce youth restiveness by making them self-reliant.
He called on the participants to desist from relying on the government for jobs and to be self-reliant.
Babale applauded the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) for choosing Adamawa to empower the youth for self-reliance.
Speaking earlier, the Director General of ITF, Mr Dickson Onuoha, said the agency was in the state to equip the youth with skills required to add values to the economy.
Onuoha said that the gesture was in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s mandate to equip youths to meet the requirements of the economy.
He explained that the Federal Government had always emphasised on the need to diversify the economy which would in turn create job opportunities for the youth.
He called on the trainees to make good use of what they learnt to be employers of labour.
The programme attracted youths from all nooks and crannies of the state.