Ugo Nosiri, Owerri
The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure NASENI in collaboration with Imo State Government, has empowered two hundred youths and three hundred and five women on skills acquisition.
The Chief Executive Officer NASENI, Mr. Suileman Halilu, at the end of the five days programme themed, “Modern Methods of Electrical Installations and Maintenance,” explained that the Programme is part of President BolaTinubu’s agenda to develop the nation.
He noted that food security, economic development, poverty alleviation, job creation as well as access to capital and consumer credit are other sectors that needed critical attention.
Mr. Haliu therefore called on spirited individuals to invest in young people by empowering them with necessary skills to build a brighter and more prosperous future.
The beneficiaries who were carefully selected from the 305 INEC wards in the state, were trained in electrical installation and maintenance and were presented with start-up tools, while safe energy cooking stove were given to the women.
In his contribution, Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, said his administration is poised to train and equip three hundred thousand Imo youths on digital skills to enrich their capacity and tackle youth restiveness.
Governor Uzodimma announced the cash support of one hundred thousand naira each for the two hundred youths trained and twenty thousand naira each for the three hundred and five women empowered by the state government.
“I’ve no doubt that the beneficiaries have received the requisite training that would enable them to be self employed. Hopefully they can also transfer the skills to others. Let me commend the management of NASENI for their thoughtfulness and diligence in seeing this exercise through.”
The governor urged the beneficiaries to make good use of what they learnt at the training and use the tools to enhance themselves to be financially responsible.