Friday, 21st January 2022
<To guardian.ng
Search
Breaking News:

Centre empowers 130 women on male dominated trades

By Joy Baba-Yesufu, Abuja
27 November 2021   |   2:13 am
The National Centre for Women Development (NCWD) has empowered 130 female on male dominated artisanship to enable them compete favourably on the job.

The National Centre for Women Development (NCWD) has empowered 130 female on male dominated artisanship to enable them compete favourably on the job.

This is part of the centre’s effort to ensure that women are economically stable and ways of curbing domestic violence. Director General, NCWD Dr Asabe Vilita Bashir made this known at the graduation ceremony of the 2021 artisanship programme where young women were trained on tiling, masonry, plumbing and piping, electrical repairs at no cost.

She said artisanship jobs have long been seen as male preserves and in the past gender biased.

Bashir maintained that NCWD represents a practical manifestation for women and young girls emancipation through education, self-achievement noting that performance in the construction industry has nothing to do with the sex of individuals.

“The programme has to date trained over 300 young females, making the aforementioned skills gender responsive and inclusive which has further empowered young women and girls economically to enhance national development” she added.

In her welcome address, Director, Training and Development of the centre, Mrs. Ebi Emezue said the programmes are geared towards job creation especially engagement of women in economic activities thereby contributing to the presidency’s nine-point agenda of bringing 100 million Nigerians out of poverty.

In this article