S/Africa to establish skills centre for IDPs
The South African High Commission in Nigeria has expressed readiness to establish skills acquisition centres at various Internally Displaced Persons camps in Abuja to empower the IDPs.
Speaking with newsmen yesterday ahead of the commemoration of the Mandela Day and 40th anniversary of the Soweto uprising, the country’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador Lulu Louis Mnguni, said the decision was informed by the virtues of the late former president, Nelson Mandela, whom he said always identified with the disadvantaged. Mandela lived his life fighting for the oppressed, marginalised, disadvantaged and the poor, the envoy said.
“We say let’s have a skill acquisition centre to empower IDPs. So when the security situation in the North-east improves and they return home, they must have acquired some skills and become employable. Sitting there idle is dangerous,” he said.