NAFOWA empowers 151 women, youths in skills acquisition


The Nigerian Air Force Officers’ Wives Association (NAFOWA), says another batch of 151 women and youths have graduated from its Skills Acquisition and Vocational Training Programme in Azare, Bauchi.

Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, made this known in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.

Daramola said that the training provided participants with knowledge and skills in areas such as computer studies, catering and confectioneries, hairdressing, tailoring, interior decoration, aluminium door and window fabrication as well as make-up artistry.

He said that other participants were trained in beads and accessories design, soap and cosmetics production as well as shoe and bag making.

“The skills acquisition and vocational training programme is in line with the association’s resolve to contribute its quota to the efforts of the Federal Government aimed at curbing unemployment among Nigerian youths.”

Daramola said that during the ceremony, the NAFOWA National President, Hajiya Hafsat Sadique Abubakar, appreciated the Emir of Katagum and the people of Azare for their acceptance and participation in the skills acquisition programme.

According to him, Abubakar reiterated the commitment of the association to contributing to the socio-economic well-being of women and children in the society.

The NAFOWA national president said the graduation ceremony of the 8th edition of the Skills Acquisition and Vocational Training Programme would not have been possible without the unprecedented support and encouragement the association had received from the current NAF leadership.

He said that Abubakar disclosed that the association had trained and empowered 2,000 participants across the country from May 2016 till date.

According to him, the NAFOWA president congratulated the graduating students for successfully completing the training and urged them to make good use of the skills acquired to improve their productiveness and general well-being. (NAN)

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