The Kano state government is set to combat unemployment through the constant training of its youths in business and entrepreneurship.

The State governor, Umar Ganduje yesterday in Kano said the state government has in this regard commenced the building of an over N3bn worth of skill acquisition centre in the state.

The centre according to Ganduje is expected to provide training in different trades towards reducing unemployment and youth restiveness which are harmful to societal growth.

Addressing the 2nd National Conference of the Nigeria Union of Journalists in Kano, the Governor regretted that the state being the most populous state in Northern Nigeria is faced with high unemployment, a problem he said is peculiar with cosmopolitan cities.

Gov. Ganduje disclosed that so far, thousands of youths including tea vendors have been empowered technically and logistically towards starting and boosting their trades.

He equally disclosed his administration's drive to train 4000 teachers to better its educational sector.

He said already, the government has trained about 2000 teachers and hopes to train 2000 more.

According to him, part of the challenges of urbanization is high illiteracy which could equally be socially hazardous.

The state government however having screened and found that 80% of its teachers are unqualified has liaised with institutions of higher learning in the state towards training the teachers.

He said he considered training them instead of sacking them given their wealth of experience which could not be thrown out.

The governor is expected to take journalists round the state on a tour of projects by his administration today.