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Embrace skill acquisition, Lagos Commissioner urges Imo women

Lagos State commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation
Programme, Mrs Bolaji Dada has urged women to embrace skill acquisition
programme, stressing that the era of white collar jobs is gone.
The commissioner who was speaking at the end of a four-week short term
skill acquisition programme organized by Lagos State Ministry for
Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation for Imo State women in Lagos said that
when women are empowered there will be less tension at home.
She said the shortage of white collar jobs in the country has made it
necessary for women to take advantage of the seventeen skill
acquisition centres set up by Lagos State government across the state.
She commended the participants for their large turn out and reminded
them that “a gold mine has been deposited in you through the training,
dig it out for your benefit.”
Also speaking at the event the Imo state Liaison Officer in Lagos,
Hon. Anthony Abili commended the Lagos state government for the
generosity extended to Imo State women in Lagos through the programme and
advised the participants to make good use of the training for their
upliftment.
Hon. Abili pledges that the Imo state government will assist the
participants to stand on their own. He also solicited for further collaboration
with the Lagos State government for more empowerment programmes.
Also speaking at the event the President, Imo State Towns Development
Association Lagos(ISTDAL) Women’s Wing, Mrs. Lilian Amakor also
commended the Lagos State government for “putting smiles to many
families through the programme” adding that the participants can now
earn a living through the training.
Certificates and start-up bags were presented to the participants by
the commissioner.

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