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NDE trains 130 Borno women IDPs, vulnerable on skills acquisition

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NDE trains 130 Borno women IDPs, vulnerable on skills acquisition

By Njadvara MUSA, Maiduguri

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) is training 130 vulnerable women and groups on skills acquisitions to restore their destroyed livelihoods in Borno.

The five-day training is on scarf making and make-ups, tye and dye and beads/stone making with various perfumes.

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Launching the skills acquisitions, yesterday (Wednesday) in Maiduguri, the NDE State Coordinator, represented by Usman Maiduguri, disclosed: “Today’s training of women is to restore their lost means of livelihoods during the over a decade insurgency in the state.

In the skills breakdown, he said that of 130 participants, 50 women each are in for tye and dye; scarf making and make-ups, while 30 are to be trained on beads/stone making with perfumes.

On the importance of training, Yakubu Yahaya of the NDE headquarters, Abuja said: “The training of women on skills acquisitions, is for their benefits and future economic prospects in the state.”

He, therefore, urged the women to fully participate in the five-day training to acquire various skills and trades restore their lost livelihoods.

“We pledged to provide you a financial token to commence and run your small scale enterprises in various communities, he said.

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