5oo youths were presented with starter packs by the Abuja Enterprise Agency after a two weeks intensive training on various kinds’ of vocational skills such as cosmetology, make-up & gele tying, leather works, Ankara shoe & bags, confectionaries and photography & videography training.
Giving out the starter packs to the beneficiaries at the AEA Entrepreneurial complex in Abuja on Monday, the Managing Director/CEO of AEA, Arabi Muhammed Tukur, strained the need to create more employment opportunities to the teaming youths of Nigeria else the country would not only be left behind in the global growth process, but will be sitting on a ticking time bomb waiting to explode.
While congratulating the beneficiaries, Arabi prevail on them to use the opportunity to be advantageous to them and the society.
The CEO enjoined on all stakeholders in micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) industry to join hands with the AEA in the delivery of jobs to young men and women in the FCT.
One of the beneficiaries, Mrs Sarah Maina, who learnt confectionaries, said it will go a long way to help her and her family. “To empower us women means there will be a transformation in our lives. For this Agency to give us starter-packs, it means that this agency is doing what it ought to do to create jobs and remove many from poverty”.
A similar gesture was also extended to the rural dwellers of the FCT in Gwagwalada on Thursday where about 300 youths were also trained and presented with starter-packs.
By Asiya Sulaiman