Mr Umar Kyari, the Chief Press Secretary to Jigawa State Governor, said this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
Kyari said the employment had helped to reduced unemployment rate among the youth in all the local governments of Jigawa state.
In addition, he said thousands of youths were also trained on different skills acquisition programmes such as Carpentry, Clothes knitting and Photography among others.
“There is no local government in Jigawa where you will not see lady photographers, and they are doing well in this profession,” he said.
He said Gov. Sule Lamido had been able to cater for the physically-challenge persons in all the local government areas in Jigawa with monthly stipends to each since he assumed office.
He recommended Jigawa as a conducive place for investors, adding that “the land is blessed with mineral resources and with peaceful people that are living harmoniously with one another.
“World Bank and some donor Agencies confirmed that Jigawa is the best place for investors to do business,” he said.
NAN reports that Jigawa State is blessed with minerals such as kaolin, marl stones, potash, iron ore, copper, gold, white quartz, refractory clay and antimony.
Livestock is also an important aspect of the economy of the state as large numbers of cattle are reared in the state. (NAN)