La­gos trains re­tir­ing civil ser­vants in dif­fer­ent skills

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - From Risikat Ra­moni

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.

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