ABUJA, (CAJ News) – WOMEN and youths are central to empowerment and economic diversification initiatives of the administration of Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Alo Williams Nwankwo, has assured.
Nwanko said this at the recent graduation of graduation ceremony of the training and empowerment programme for 64 women and youths from the region, held at The Polytechnic Ibadan, Oyo State.
“This is one of the initiatives of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to diversify the economy, increase food security and
generate employment for women and youths, in the Niger Delta region,” Nwanko said.
Nwanko disclosed the training and empowerment package was put together to enable the trainees to be self-employed, engage others, manage businesses for effective enterprise development and be able to generate income for their families.
Rector of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Prof. Olatunde Fawole, commended the Federal Government for initiatives to empower Niger Delta youths and women.
“This institution will continue to welcome such a training programme,” Fawole said.
– CAJ News