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Nigeria needs intensive prayers to defeat insecurity, says Emir Bayero

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Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, has said Nigeria is urgently in need of intensive prayers besides the deployment of hardware against the threat of insecurity in the country.

The emir, who made the advocacy while receiving the Minister of State for Transport, Senator Gbemisola Ruqayyah Saraki at his palace, also stressed that Nigeria need peaceful co-existence to achieve the desired social and economic development.

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Bayero, who sued for a united and indivisible entity in the country, believed what bounded the nation is more supreme than the song of hatred and break away being clamour in some quarters.

The monarch, who applauded the establishment of the Federal Government transport training centre in Kano, urged the youths to take advantage of the facility for self reliance.

According to Bayero, the centre in Kano will create job opportunities and reduce search for a white collar Jobs.

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The minister was in Kano to commission Nigeria Institute of Transport Technology (NIIT), Kano outreach learning Centre, at Dawakin-Kudu.

While inaugurating the centre, Saraki disclosed that the facility was part of the Federal Government initiative designed to create technical skill for youth and reduce unemployment in the country.

She explained that the Kano centre which will cater for participants from Kano and Jigawa will enable students acquire advance technical knowledge in various aspects of transport and logistic.

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Saraki said the centre is equipped with state of the art facilities to enhance theoretical and practical training in all modes of transportation.

She emphasised that Federal Government is improving investment on transportation sector, especially the Lagos-Kano rail line, Abuja-Kano rail line and Kano-Maradi rail line, to build economic viability in the zone.

On his part, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje applauded the Federal Government for situating the centre in Kano. Ganduje who was represented by his deputy, Nasiru Yusuf Gauwuna, added that the initiative would further complement the state’s investment on entrepreneur programs for the youth.

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Director General of the institute, Dr. Bayero Salih Farah said the centre will offer courses and award advance professional diploma, professional diploma and certificate in transport and logistics.

The DG NIIT declared that transport is evidently pivotal for the nation’s economic growth and social development. He added that Kano was identified as choice of the centre because of its economic viability.

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