The Kebbi State Government has engaged two additional consultants in order to hasten the process of training the Ten Thousand AGMIES loan applicants.
The Memorandum of Understanding, MOU was signed this Wednesday, 21/4/2021 by the Secretary to the State Government, Babale Umar Yauri on behalf of the State Government and the two consulting firms, Alkali Hussaini Foundation and Research Center for Developing Economies in Birnin Kebbi.
The Secretary to the State Government, Babale Umar Yauri shortly after signing the MOU said the Kebbi State Government had engaged only those Entrepreneurial Development Institutes , EDIs that have indicated interest with the bench mark set by the government for the program.
He emphasized that Government had earlier sent open invitation for EDIs and that only those who responded to what the Government has fixed as its benchmark, what the Government could afford were selected.
‘ Before signing the MOU, virtually all Kebbi based EDIs had been contacted, there is a benchmark of what the State Government can afford in terms of this program.
‘ So far out of all those we have contacted or interacted with only four of them have shown interest ‘, he averred.
Earlier, the ICT Commissioner, Abdullahi Magoro introduced Aliyu Hussaini, the Executive Director of Alkali Hussaini Foundation and Dr. M. Y. Alkali the Chief Consultant for Research Center for Developing Economies, RECDE .
He said ‘ These two gentlemen are from Alkali Hussaini Foundation and Research Centre for Developing Economies .
The Commissioner explained that they will use up to 10 classrooms and provide facilitators for each of the classrooms of about 50 participants which conform to Covid 19 protocols.
” They are all going to work in Birnin Kebbi to make it much faster and convinient for participants fasting during the month of Ramadan ‘, he said.
He further revealed that the venue for the training is Nagari College in Makerar Gandu in Birnin Kebbi.
Special Adviser (SA) Media to Kebbi State Governor