Governor Aliyu said this at a training for 300 youths in modern livestock and fish farming in Minna, the Niger State capital.
The training brought together youths from 25 local government areas of the state.
Governor Aliyu said that the rising level of unemployment in the North has made the youths in the region to be tools for mischief makers.
The Commissioner for Livestock and Fisheries Development, Mr. Isah Vatsa noted that the training which is aimed at empowering the youths across the state is part of the state government’s youth empowerment programme.
He appealed to the youths to make effective use of the opportunity to empower themselves and use their skills to contribute to the development of the agricultural sector of the country.