The Director-General of the directorate, Malam Abubakar Mohammed, said this in Abuja when he addressed some participants at the inauguration of skills training for women on income generation, organised by the NDE, FCT chapter.
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 programme in Geneva.
The DG promised 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 it 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.
The programme was organised in 14 states of the federation, including the FCT. (NAN)