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CMD, Borno lawmaker train 380 IDPs on tailoring, others with N19 million graints

CMD, Borno lawmaker train 380 IDPs on tailoring, others with N19 million graints

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CMD, Borno lawmaker train 380 IDPs on tailoring, others with N19 million graints

By Tada Jutha, Maiduguri

The Centre for Management Development (CMD) in collaboration with Hon. Mohammed Tahir Monguno has trained 380 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in tailoring, farming and baking to restore their lost means of livelihoods.

The trainees were drawn from Marte/Monguno/Nganzai federal constituency, which Monguno represents at the National Assembly.

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While declaring the three-day training closed Friday in Maiduguri, Monguno said: “The 12-year Boko Haram insurgency has decisively dealt on the socioeconomic wellbeing of millions of people in my constituency,” noting that there is the need to train, retrain and empower the constituents from the limited resources.

He said that the training and empowerment schemes are part of the constituency projects.

According to him, the constituency projects are to complement the efforts of Governor Babagana Zulum, who ensures IDPs are returned to their communities with dignity.

After the training N50, 000 were disbursed to the 380 beneficiaries with six vehicles to selected constituents to ease their transport across the federal constituency.

While addressing the graduants, the Deputy Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Alhaji Kalla Monguno said that during the period under review; Monguno has distributed over 400 vehicles to his people across the three Local Government Areas.

He noted that in the last month’s empowerment programme, Chief Whip at National Assembly engaged over 1, 000 participants in various capacity building.

According to him, he empowerment packages include disbursement of N70 million, as well as the drilling of several boreholes in various wards,

Other constituency projects included the construction of blocks of classrooms and the distribution of agricultural inputs and poverty alleviation materials to the people.

The CMD Head of procurement, Yusuf Ali in an interview said the participants were trained by three Consulting firms of Sy-Kins Ventures, ISTRYV and Dzadveson Ltd.

He added that Sy- Kins focuses its training on Cake Making and was facilitated by Mrs. Saidah Galadima,

“While ISTRYV trains the IDPs on new method of agricultural practices and facilitated by Manager of the company, Mubarak Sami.

Dzadveson, according to him, took the participants on tailoring with Kasim Abdulfatai as the facilitator.

He therefor enjoined graduads to utilize the knowledge gained during their training.

He noted that as they become self-reliant their destroyed means of livelihoods could be restored in their liberated communities.

Speaking on completed constituency projects, Monguno, said: “We have constructed classroom blocks, health care centres and equipped them.

“Several boreholes were also drilled with the distribution of farm inputs and poverty alleviation materials across the constituency,” adding that roads and drainage are being construct at N300 million in Monguno town.

He told the graduands that Skills Acquisition Centres will be established in each of the three councils.

He assured that the centres will provide the knowledge for the people to become economically self- reliant.

While appreciating Zulum and security agencies for restoring Borno’s lost glory, he said: “I expressed gratitude to the people of my constituency giving the mandate represent them at National Assembly of five terms.”

He urged the people to shun negative actions and other vices that can lead to another violence.

“You should be agents of peace and development in your respective communities,” he said.

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While speaking on behalf of the graduads, Modu Aisami and Mustapha Gajiram pledged to judiciously utilize the acquired skills and cash grants to enable economically self-reliant.

They said that the training will contribute to the socioeconomic growth and development of the constituency and the state at large.

CMD, Borno lawmaker train 380 IDPs on tailoring, others with N19 million graints

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