The Kwara State governor Abdulfatah Ahmed has directed the Kwara Ethnix Design- a furniture company to initiate a youth training programme on modern furniture work as part of efforts to boost the state government’s youth entrepreneurship programme.
Ahmed gave this directive when the chairman of the company, Mr Issy Penniken and the management team paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Ilorin.
He said given the fact that Kwara Ethnix Design is a major player in furniture work in Africa, the youths of the state could benefit immensely from the experiences of the company in that sector of the economy.
According to the Governor, beyond working as apprentices, the initiative will ensure that youths are trained as entrepreneurs in furniture business, thus enabling them contribute to the economy of the State.
The governor was also of the view that the initiative will help in driving furniture revolution, especially in helping the youths to be actively engaged.
Chairman of Kwara Ethnix, Mr Issy Penniken,said Nigerians should be proud of Nigeria by patronizing local industries and locally produced goods.