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Taraba governor’s wife pledges to empower people through skills acquisition

07 June 2015, 14:43

Jalingo - Annah Ishaku, wife of Taraba governor, says she plans to establish a non-governmental organisation that will train people on various trades.

Ishaku, who spoke to journalists on Sunday in Jalingo, said setting up such an organisation would assist in reducing unemployment in the country, as well as promote self reliance.

Ishaku said that the non-governmental organisation would be funded by donor agencies, within and outside the country.

She listed the possible areas of training to include tailoring, computer, hand weaving, hair dressing, among others.

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"As a mother, I will not fold my hands and watch people go to bed with empty stomach because they cannot afford to put food on their tables."

"I am going to set up an NGO that will train people in different skills acquisition programmes, with the sole aim of empowering them to become self-reliant and employers of labour."

"Our people must understand that there is dignity in labour, there is no point looking down on any job that puts food on the table," she added.



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