At least 150 women in from a five-day empowerment training scheme in informal skills acquisition organized by the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) .
The training, done under the Women Employment Branch (W.E.B), a subsidiary of the Small Scale Enterprises (S.S.E) department of the NDE, was responsible for training and retraining of women in the directorate.
Speaking during the programme, the Director-General of the NDE, Mallam Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo, said that the women, grouped into five, were trained on different vocation.
Represented by the state coordinator of the NDE, Engineer Aba Omachoko, the Director General said that the training scheme was aimed at empowering women in the informal sector on type of training they could key into and work from home without paying for a work space.
He also said that the NDE was keenly interested on such training that could empower women in the informal sector towards discouraging them from depending solely on their husbands.
The Director General said that the beneficiaries are expected to be given soft loans of N25,000 each after the one-week training programme, to enable them get necessary tools and kits to commence operations in their own little way.