NDE to sponsor women on skills exhibition in Geneva

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National Directorate of Employment (NDE) Monday said would sponsor some women skill exhibition in Geneva in July.

-General of directorate, Malam Abubakar Mohammed, said this in when he addressed some participants at the inauguration of skills for women income generation, organised by the NDE, FCT chapter.

“This is a skill acquisition which is aimed at 30 women in the FCT on how use the native material (Ankara) produce items like hand bags, purse, shoes, note books.

“The , which is scheduled last for three days, assist these women generate and resources help themselves and families,” he said.

Mohammed said the NDE was able to secure an avenue where some of the women would have the privilege to exhibit whatever skill they acquired through the in Geneva.

The items attract tourists’ attention during the summer period, which in turn generate income for the women.

The DG to sponsor a few of the women for the international exhibition in Geneva after the programme.

One of the trainers, Mrs Tonye Peters, said that Ankara was an indigenous material in Nigeria, adding that was a good texture and quite suitable for the environment.

“Ankara, if properly utilised, can be used to produce a lot of items,” she said.

Elizabeth Achor, a participant, expressed gratitude to the NDE for granting them such platform to acquire more knowledge.

“I be dedicated to whatever knowledge I acquire from this programme because enable me to start my own ,’ she said.

The programme was organised in 14 states of the federation, including the FCT. (NAN)