– Lagos state government said it will continue to empower women, youths
– The commissioner for women affairs and poverty alleviation, Cecelia Dada, made Thursday, August 30.
– According to Dada, empowering women and young persons has been a major focal point of this present administration led by Babajide Sanwo-Olu
The Lagos state government said it has an unwavering commitment to continually implement and support initiatives targeted at empowering women and youths to become useful and responsible citizens.
Ekohotblog.com gathered that the commissioner for women affairs and poverty alleviation, Cecelia Dada, on Thursday, August 30, gave the assurance at the official launch of the Girls’ Skill Up Program of Jaebee Furniture, designed to train 10,000 girls in furniture upholstery which took place at NECA House, Alausa Ikeja at the weekend.
Dada said the administration of Babajide Sanwo-Olu would spare no effort to equip women and young persons with the requisite skills aimed at transforming them into wealth creators and key contributors to national development.
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According to her, “Empowering women and young persons has been a major focal point of this present administration led by Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
“It is in line with this that the State Government established 17 Functional Skills Acquisition Centres under the supervision of the Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.
“Ten vocations are being taught here and these include hairdressing and cosmetology, catering and hotel management, computer training, textile designing/hats making, beads stringing, barbing, printing technology, shoe making and leatherwork, furniture and woodwork, wielding, block laying, adult literacy to mention a few.”
Dada commended Jaebee Furniture for championing the unique girl-focused initiative designed to build up and empower young ladies in upholstery business hitherto regarded to be the exclusive preserve of men.