May 29, 2022

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Skills Acquisition: NAFOWA Empowers 60 Youths, Widows, Others Through Training – Legit.ng

  • The Nigerian Air Force Officers’ Wives Association has continued with its vision of empowering the less privileged in society.
  • Sixty Nigerians have benefited from Corporate Social Responsibility Association in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja
  • The move aims to to bridge the unemployment gap in Nigeria and contribute to the growth of small businesses in the country

FCT, Abuja – Overall 60 Nigerians graduated from the Nigerian Air Force Officers’ Wives Association (NAFOWA) on Thursday April 28 in Abuja.

The graduates received three months of training in various skills , including leather making, embroidery, catering, make-up/wig making, event decoration, household item making and Plaster of Paris (POP) installation.

They also received starter packs and Cash grants to help them start their various businesses.

An Addressing the graduates, the special guest of honor, the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), and the event’s special guest of honor, Air Marshal Oldayo Amao, advised them to use the training to make a difference in the job market and contribute own share in economic development.

Air Marshal Amao congratulated NAFOWA National President Ms. Elizabeth Olubunmi Amao and all members on the successful implementation of the second edition and urged them to proceed to do more for the less privileged in society.

He said:

“This program is one of the noble initiatives where association adds value creates impact on the lives of our loved ones as well as members of the host communities.”

“I would therefore like to equally congratulate the graduate participants for the successful completion of the training program.”

Earlier, Ms. Amao announced that the graduates were recruited from NAF bases in Abuja and from members of the host communities, including widows of deceased staff; wives of servants; Relatives / wards of staff; orphans; and women and youth from the host communities.

She said:

“To the graduates, I would like to sincerely ask you to continue the training that you have been in the last were exposed to for months.

“Work hard, focus on your business and believe in yourself. I think you have acquired enough knowledge and experience to bring your own contingent to our dear country.”

She also revealed that the starter packs for the various professions were given away participants to make it easy for them to achieve their dreams of becoming dynamic entrepreneurs.

Job Creation: 1000 youth from the Niger Delta trained in technical and professional skills

In a related development, a non-profit organization promoting peace and equitable economic growth in the Niger Delta has trained 1,000 youth in the region.

The project provides skills training and Reskilling for young school leavers and soft skills for changing attitudes and behavior.

A total of 2,033 of the successful participants were directly involved in gainful employment or at the former ieg in an innovation supports its own companies.

FG, UN agencies train MSMEs in how to produce health products

In a related development, Nigerian women, who run small businesses are now trained in the manufacture of healthcare products.

The UN Basket Fund-funded project is one of the responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria and is being to be held in different locations (Abuja, Lagos and Enugu) until the end of March 2022.

At the opening ceremony of the four-week capacity building workshop on Monday 28 February in Abuja, Patience Ekeoba, UN Women Nigeria’s National Program Officer, notes that the COVID -19 crisis has impacted investment, growth and jobs in Nigeria.