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FOWA partners NYSC to train corps members

The Fire Officers Wives Association (FOWA) says it has trained 50 members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in different skills.

The aim, according to them, is to “alleviate multidimensional poverty and unemployment” among the country’s teeming youth population, which will in turn help to ensure sustainable development nationally.

FOWA President, Iyabo Jaji disclosed this at a ceremony for graduants of the Association’s skills acquisition programme in collaboration with the NYSC in Abuja.

Mrs Jaji said the association has been training corps members annually in order to help reduce the “alarming rate of youth unemployment” in the country.

“Every year, we have the privilege of training corps members sent by the national youth service corps,” she explained.

“Today, we have a total of 50 corps members who have been in various vocational skills, like hairdressing, tailoring, soap-making, catering.”

According to her, the trainees have been under their tutelage “for the past four months”.

The Director-General, NYSC, Christy Uba, represented by the Deputy Director, Skills Acquisition, Grace Erabor, said the partnership had empowered more corps members in the country by creating sustainable means of livelihood for them.

One of the graduants of the training programme, Fidel Chinazor thanked FOWA for the gesture and urged corps members across the country to utilise the opportunities and trainings from the scheme to empower themselves.

Reporting by Halima Idris; Editing by Omotola Oguneye and Tony Okerafor