The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has trained Delta women in food processing and packaging, events / interior decoration, and gel makeover / binding under the Women Employment Branch (WEB).
General Director Mallam Abubakar Fikpo said one of the directorate’s goals is to focus youth and women on skills acquisition.
Speaking in Ughelli, Delta State, at the closing ceremony of the pilot phase of the Women Empowerment Collaboration Scheme (WECS) of the Small Scale Enterprise (SSE) division of the NDE, he noted that the goals of the training are job creation for women, improvement of the socio-economic status of women, reducing poverty and creating wealth among them.
The NDE’s government coordinator, Onyeogo Sylvanus, said the NDE’s approach puts less emphasis on the dependence on wage labor by providing training opportunities for unemployed women and others to make them more productive.
“This program is being carried out in eight selected states from the six geopolitical zones of the federal government for 400 unemployed female academics per state in order to increase the acquisition of skills.
“The program aims to improve the socio-economic development of women in their communities and in the state in general. When women lead safe, fulfilling and productive lives, they can reach their full potential and contribute to national development, ”he said.