By Golok Nanmwa
Plateau State government is to train some members of the state council of the Boys brigade Nigeria,in skill acquisition as a way of empowering them.
Governor Simon Lalong made the commitment on Thursday, shortly after his investiture as the grand patron of the state council of the Boys Brigade.
Governor Lalong disclosed that his administration is establishing two additional vocational training institutions in the state beside the government technical school Bukuru to equip the youth with vocational skills.
Acknowledging the role of the Boys Brigade in internal security, governor Lalong said some of them will be trained on intelligence gathering.
The governor lauded the Boys brigade for its services during security challenges in the state, saying such sacrifice will not go in vain.
The governor said he considers his investiture as Grand patron of the organization as a great privilege and pledge not to let them down.
President of plateau state council of the Boys Brigade Sunday Gye, said the investiture is in fulfilment of section thirty four (C) of the constitution of the organization which stipulates that in each state the boys brigade exist, the governor of the state becomes its grand patron.
A minute silent was observed in honour of a deceased patron Emmanuel Nanle,the former director of press affairs to Governor Lalong.