Cultural Site Facilities To Be Upgraded By Kaduna Govt, Create More Jobs – Commissioner
The administration of Governor Nasir El-Rufai has identified the various historic cultural sites in Kaduna state with a view to upgrading its facilities to create employment.
Accordingly, discussions with international partners, who had proposed to uplift the sites to World Heritage Center that would translate into jobs creation, has commenced.
Kaduna state’s Commissioner of Youth, Sports and Culture, Mr. Daniel Amuze Dan-Auta, who disclosed this yesterday at a briefing on the one-year anniversary of the administration, said government is equally exploiting other tourists sites, places and festivals across the state that have the potentials to create employment opportunities for their teaming youth in the state.
“The pragmatic administration of Mallam El-Rufai has since focused on identifying the various historic cultural sites, which took me to the Nok cultural sites in Jaba local government area of the state, with a view to upgrading the facilities.”
The commissioner also said already, the Kaduna state Festival for Arts and Culture (KADFEST) is an annual feature in the department activities, which enable the state to prepare for NAFEST, saying Kaduna has been a regular participant in the end-of-the-year Calabar Carnival.
By the mandate of his ministry, according to Dan-Aura, policy programmes were designed with regard to set out objectives to prepare youths adequately for self fulfillment and prevent them from involvement in social vices so that they could transit smoothly to adult life as free, responsible and productive citizens.