By; FUNMI ADERINTO, Kaduna
The Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Dr. Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe on Thursday received delegation of MasterCard Foundation.
Dr. Hadiza and other Senior Kaduna State Government officials held a meeting with MasterCard Foundation held at Sir Kashim Ibrahim House in Kaduna.
MasterCard Foundation is a Private Organization that seeks to support 10 million young people to gain dignified and fulfilling employment in Nigeria by 2030.
The project, which will be implemented in Kaduna, Kano and Lagos, will focus on three sectors; Agriculture value chain, Creative Industry and Digital Economy.
Speaking at the meeting, the Country Head of MasterCard Foundation, Chidinma Lawanson, said they are working in seven African countries, including Nigeria, to promote learning and financial inclusion among young people.
She spoke on their target, we are with the target of getting 30 million youths employed through a project called “Young Africa Works” Lawanson said 70% of the beneficiaries will be females.
MasterCard Foundation selected Kaduna, Lagos Kano because of their large youth population.