NAFOWA Graduates 151 Youth In Bauchi
Austine Tsenzughul, Bauchi
Nigerian Air Force Officers’ Wives Association (NAFOWA), has graduated another set of 151 youth with stater packs..
The youth had enrolled for the Association’s skill acquisition and vocational training in Azare, Bauchi state.
Hajiya Hafsat Abubakar National President NAFOWA stated this at the graduation ceremony of the NAFOWA Skills Acquisition and Vocational Training Programme in Azare on Tuesday.
She said the training program in Azare Katagum Emirate was conducted within 12 weeks which includes women and youths on various skills acquisition and vocational training.
According to her, the focus of the training programme was on vocational trades and skills acquisition that could easily be converted into small businesses to create steady means of income for the beneficiaries.
”NAFOWA’s effort is also to build capacity amongst youths and women by empowering them with necessary skills to make them self reliant”, she said.
The NAFOWA National President expressed the belief that the starter packs would enable them take off smoothly and possibly later transform into small or medium scale enterprises.
“During the 12-week programme, training was done in areas such as Fashion Designing, Catering and Confectioneries Production, Hairdressing and Barbing, Computer Appreciation, Cinematography, Aluminium Doors and Windows Fabrication, Leather Shoes, Boots and Bags Fabrication as well as Liquid Soap, Detergents and Disinfectant Production, among a host of other skills.
“So far, the NAFOWA has trained over 2000 participants across the country since May 2016 when the programme was initiated,” she said.
Mrs Abubakar encourage the youths to be self-sufficient. This she said would help to developed their entrepreneurial skills, create job opportunities and by extension contribute to the economic development of the nation.
On his part, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar represented by Acting Air Officer Commanding Special Operations Bauchi AVM, Musa Tanko said that the graduation of the trainees was another clear demonstration of NAFOWA commitment towards positively impacting and empowering youths and women through capacity building initiatives.
Abubakar informed that,the effort has contributed immensely to improve the entrepreneurial skills of the women and youth and has also empowering them economically.
Speaking on behalf of the participants Mr Adamu Bello expressed appreciation to the gesture that brought succour to their families and the community at large.
They pledged to utilize the knowledge and the stater parks distributed to them judiciously.