The Abuja Enterprise Agency (AEA) has commenced a three-month skills acquisition training programme on carpentry and furniture making, for
another set of 28 youths comprising of 26 males and two females, selected from the six area councils of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The agency engaged Abuja-based foremost and professional carpentry outfit, Dazzle Carpentry Training Limited, to facilitate the training and ensure an intensive and all-inclusive training programme.
Speaking when he visited the venue of the training programme at Saburi district in Dei-Dei under Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) recently, the Managing Director of the agency, Muhammed Tukur Arabi, congratulated the participants for being selected as beneficiaries of the training
programme that is going to be at no cost.
Arabi stated that the training programme is in line with the Federal Capital Territory Administration’s desire towards supporting and enhancing the capacity of promising entrepreneurs in the FCT, especially at a period when the nation is encouraging entrepreneurship and self-reliance.
Represented by the manager, enterprise development services (AEA), Mr. Bolaji Asuni, the managing director also urged the participants to take the training very seriously and not to relent in the commitment currently exhibited by them.
He assured them that efforts are currently being made by the agency to provide adequate post training services, at the end of their training programme.
Earlier, the manager, Dazzle Carpentry Training Limited, Mr. Oji Chukwuemeka, had explained that the training facility was designed in line with AEA’s vision of providing an aesthetic and conducive learning environment that meets global best practices. Oji disclosed that participants would be trained on technical drawing, wood work, framing, drilling, sawing, designing, trimming, modeling, painting and paneling, among other skills.
One of the participants, Mr. Eboh Kingsley Uzoma, a graphic artist told newsmen during an interview that attending such a training programme was a dream come true, because he would never had been able to raise the money required to participate in the training at the moment. Uzoma stated that the training programme would equip and enhance his Hands -on knowledge in the profession, just as he thanked the minister
of the FCT, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, for sponsoring such a high profile training programme.
In a statement signed by the public relations officer (PRO) of AEA, Ifeyinwa Amulu, said that the training programme has been scheduled to end in February 2019.
By Asiya Sulaiman