By Israel Bulus, Kaduna
The member representing Kachia/Kagarko Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Umar Gurara, said cobblers earned more than directors every month in Kaduna State.
He stated this when the Concerns Kagarko People Democratic Party youths paid him a courtesy visit over the weekend.
According to him, youths must begin to diversify their means of survival through skill acquisition.
“I know a cobbler who earns N120,000 every Month which is more than the salary of a Director in the Kaduna State Civil Service.
“Entrepreneur is the way to go in this time when we are grappling with hard economic realities. I kept my area of discipline aside, what keeps me strong, buoyant, and alert is my entrepreneurship skill.
“I studied Public Administration, I have nothing to do with structural engineering, nothing gives me the best Architect today. If he brings his design I’ll fault his design because I have gone to training in structural engineering in different places even in Hongkong where I spent six months.
” We must begin to change our mindset to be like the Chinese people, they don’t care about how many degrees you have but they are concerned about what you can do with your hands. We’ll give more energy to training our Youths on skill acquisition, that is the way to empower our people economically. ” Gurara added.
While presenting a six-page working document to the lawmaker, the coordinator of the group, Stephen Kura, urged him to create a research project monitoring office as part of an action plan that will research and monitor projects that are of major concern to their communities.
Kura said their visit was to partner with the lawmaker to help in fulfilling his campaign promises in their respective communities.
The group appealed for one graduate from each community in Kagarko LGA to be given a chance to benefit from any human capital development project and two persons from each polling unit to be trained in different skill acquisition that’ll in turn be part of the federal lawmaker’s major achievement.