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National Directorate of Employment (NDE),has begun training of 130 women on different skills to generate employment, create wealth and alleviate poverty in the state.

Director-General of NDE, Abubakar Nuhu-Fikpo, said at the flag- off of the ceremony in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday that the training was designed to reduce the rate of unemployment in the state.

He said,” The skills are the ones in vogue among women across the federation, and one of our organisation’s mandates is to generate employment, create wealth and alleviate poverty.

“It is NDE’s desire to ensure that women are trained across the nation to be self-employed and that is why the training is free.

“The President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is doing its best to generate employment through skills acquisition. It has invested in paying trainers to impact skills on the beneficiaries of these empowerment programmes.

“The aim of this is for women to be empowered, create wealth and empower others.

“Participants are drawn from the 21 local government areas of the state, and all the trainings will span for five days and are done simultaneously in different locations of the state.”

According to him, 50 women will be trained on tying and dye, 50 on make- up, gele and events management and 30 on stone, beads, perfumery and events management.

The D-G, represented by the state Coordinator of the NDE, Alhaji Abdullahi Danjuma- Machika, urged the participants to take the training seriously for it to achieve its aim.

A cross- section of the participants, when interviewed commended the federal government and NDE for bringing succour to them.

They also assured that they would make good use of the training period to acquire skills that would empower more women in the state.

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