Senator Buba to train 100 youths on Solar Power installation, donates starter packs

By Samuel Luka, Bauchi

In an effort to reduce the rate of unemployment and youth restiveness, Senator Representing Bauchi South in the National Assembly, Shehu Buba Umar has sponsored the training of 100 youths from his constituency to enable them become self dependent.

The program which is to take place for 3 days any moment from today, is to also enable the trainers to train the beneficiaries on maintenance of solar photovoltaic system and renewable energy design.

Speaking during the distribution of forms to the selected youth for the training on Tuesday, Engr. Musa Idi, one of the Coordinators of the programme, said the gesture was to relieve some of the burdens occasioned by the present economic hardship on the selected trainees and make them self-reliant as well as employers of labour.

He said at the end of the training, all the trainees would be presented with complete tool kits to put what they had learned into practice.

“The Senator has given us the mandate to select 100 youth across the seven Local Government Areas of his Senatorial District. These youths are people that have little idea of electrical installation and they will be trained on solar system installation”, the coordinator said.

According to him, the beneficiaries have been presented with the programme application forms already.

“At the end of the day, they will be able to install inverters in houses or offices and they will also be able to install street lights”, the coordinator explained.

“After they have finished this training, the Senator has already purchased the tool kits to be presented to the trainees. This would enable them to put what they have learned into practice and become self reliant and employers of labour.

“The tools are not only meant for solar installation but they can also use them for electrical installation because it’s a very large kits,” he said.

He however, advised the trainees not to sell off the tool kits when presented but they should make effective use of them for the purposes they were meant for.

Also speaking, Mr Mohammed Gwaza, the second coordinator of the training, said that the mandate was to empower the next generation with the knowledge and skills needed to harness the abundant energy of the sun.

He explained that solar power is not just about photovoltaic panels and inverters, it represents a pathway to sustainable development, economic growth and environmental stewardship.

“These skills will not only open doors to employment but also empower our youths to become change-makers in their communities,” he affirmed”, he added.

One of the beneficiaries who spoke on behalf of others, Abubakar Najeeb, appreciated the senator for initiating what he termed as a “life changing training”, promising to listen attentively to get the best out of the training.

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