The Vice-Chancellor of Skyline University Nigeria, Prof. Ajith Kumar V.V, has called for the empowerment of youth and women in the community, considering the need to evolve positive measures and strategies to promote their inclusion in the society. According to him, this initiative will help to improve entrepreneurship representation of the youth and women in Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) as well as showcase their contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Prof. Ajith made this call while giving his remarks during the visit of members of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, Cooperatives, and Solid minerals, Kano State. The Vice-Chancellor discussed the inclusion of Youth and Women in the University’s empowerment initiative, stating that the empowerment Programme for the youth and women will allow the University to give back to the community. As he puts it, “As an institution, Skyline University Nigeria is pleased to organize this Programmeme as part of its contribution to Corporate Social Responsibility in the socio-economic development of Kano State”.
He said that the inclusion of youth and women in the empowerment initiative of the University would be an effective instrument to empower women economically, combat poverty and ensure sustainable social and economic gains. He added that the empowerment is something the students of the University are already in voluntary participation, starting slowly for their development activities. He called for collaboration from the ministry to get the initiative fast-tracked as well as to evolve positive measures and strategies to promote the youth and women’s inclusion in public procurement and economic empowerment in Nigeria.
The Honorable Commissioner of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, Cooperatives, and Solid Minerals, Alhaji Ibrahim Mukhtar appreciated the management of the University for the warm reception received. He stated that the youth and women empowerment initiative will bring great impact to the local community “It is a good initiative and we will support it to the best of our ability as this will inspire creativity, competitiveness, and professionalism amongst the beneficiary of this initiative”, he stated.
The Hon. Commissioner was accompanied by members of the of Commerce, Industry, Cooperatives, and Solid Minerals