WorldStage NewsOnline— Hajia Aisha Buhari, wife of the President has expressed concern over the high rate of unemployment among the youths in Adamawa State.
Buhari also decried the decline in school enrolment in the state which said was alarming.
Buhari raised the concern in her remarks at the Adamawa state Indigenes Town Hall meeting held on Saturday in Yola.
She noted that the poor school enrolment was alarming, saying the trend spelled a gloomy future for the state.
”The declining rate in terms of school enrolment and performance, coupled with the growing number of unemployed youth spell a gloomy future for our dear state Adamawa,” Buhari said.
She recalled that 40 years ago, the defunct Gongola state (now Adamawa and Taraba states) was a beautiful and peaceful state with relatively good infrastructure, well established civil service as well as educational and health institutions.
She said the state needed coalition of like minded people to return to its glorious past by addressing the challenges of insecurity, inter-ethnic conflicts, the annual flood and influx of internally displaced persons.
The first lady advocated for the establishment of Adamawa Development Trust Fund through which prioritised development projects would be financed and implemented.