Damaturu – Beneficiaries of the small scale enterprises programme for women, organised by the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Yobe, on Tuesday commended the initiative for impacting on their families.
The beneficiaries gave the commendation at the beginning of a training programme by NDE for 100 women in Damaturu.
They said the programme had improved on their businesses and reduced the financial burden on their spouses.
Hajiya Aisha Usman, one of the beneficiaries, said the programme enabled her to meet some financial obligations as well as increased bonding in her family.
“It has reduced huge financial burdens and family needs from the shoulders of our husbands.
“We live in peace and affection as we are no longer financial burdens to our spouses,’’ she said.
She advised the trainees to take the programme seriously by exploring the economic potentials in their communities.
“Those of us who benefitted from the programme are now employers of labour and handling our needs without asking our husbands for money,’’ she said.
The NDE Coordinator in the state, Alhaji Iliyasu Ahmed, said the training was to provide more women with skills to create employment and wealth among the vulnerable group.
He said the directorate would intensify efforts towards job creation, to actualise the Federal Government’s commitment to provide Nigerians with employment opportunities.
The coordinator assured that every trainee would acquire adequate skills at the training to make them self-employed.
Ahmed said NDE was prepared to partner state and local governments, NGOs and individuals to train more women and youths to be self-sufficient. (NAN)