NACA trains 80 Jigawa women in trades
The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has trained 80 women on various trades in Jigawa State.
NACA Director of Special Duties, Mr. Baidi Gajo, indicated this in a chat with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), yesterday.
Gajo said the beneficiaries were selected from Birniwa, Guri and Kirikasamma local councils of the state.
He explained that the women were trained on hairdressing, makeover and confectionery, adding that the gesture was to enable the beneficiaries to become self-reliant and employers of labour.
According to him, each of the participants was given N75,000 as start-up capital for their businesses.
“It is an empowerment programme funded by NACA and facilitated by Jigawa State Commissioner for Land, Housing and Urban Development, Sagir Ahmed,” stated.
He, therefore, urged the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the money to enhance their livelihood and the economy of their families, communities, the state and the nation at large.