Kogi state governor, Capt. Idris Wada, has said that the business of governance in the state had been sanitised through a policy of engaging the youth using the Youth Advancement for Kogi Programme.
Wada stated this yesterday in Lokoja when he received the Executive Secretary of Petroleum Training Development Fund (PTDF), Dr. Oluwole Oluleye.
The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Yomi Awoniyi, said his administration had engaged youths positively by refocusing their energies towards self-reliance and economic gains.
Wada said the state was one filled with opportunities and possibilities, adding that a large number of youths, numbering over 5, 000, had so far been engaged under the empowerment programme of the administration.
He said the state remained one that was peaceful from youth restiveness, and that his deliberate policy of re-orientation had made thuggery and other social vices unattractive to youths.
Earlier, the Executive Secretary of Petroleum Training Development Fund (PTDF), Dr. Oluwole Oluleye, said the agency was looking at locating ICT Projects and other skill acquisition centres that would help to develop the youth to contribute positively to national development.
Oluleye, who commended Wada on youth advancement programme, said the agency planned to partner with the state in several areas it could make intervention.