Lagos trains retiring civil servants in different skills
Retiring women in Lagos State ministries, departments, parastatals and agencies were taught various skills of their choices by the Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, WAPA, recently.
The empowerment scheme is aimed at training 250 women in hat making, soap and pomade/ production, tie and dye, catering and food production. Also, some will be trained in hair braiding and weaving, gele tying and make-up, bead stringing and event decoration.
The Assistant Chief Administrative Officer of WAPA, Mrs Funmilayo Goodluck, said all women need to learn a skill to enable them to keep working even after retirement.
One of the retired civil servants in WAPA, Mrs Sofiat Oladejo said she has acquired skills on liquid soap-making, fashion designing and tie and dye. In her view, tie and dye is a lucrative business that can sustain her if she sells locally and export too.
A staff of the Department of Local Government Establishment and Pension office, Mrs Modupeola Ajado, tasked women to learn as many skills as they can to enable them earn money from different sources.
The three weeks training ends on July 23rd.