Olusade Hails MNDA Empowerment Trainees, Urges Them To Go Make A Difference

March 25 16:48 2020

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs (MNDA), Olusade Adesola has hailed the empowerment program trainees of the ministry urging them to impact their communities with what they have learnt.

He reiterated that the Federal Government has embarked on training and empowerment programmes for Women and Youths in the Niger Delta Region in a bid to diversify the economy from substantial dependence on crude oil and promote micro and small businesses

Mr olusade stated this at the closing ceremony of the training and empowerment programme for women and youths from Niger Delta Region held in Abuja, on Friday, March 20, 2020.

The scheme according to him, would promote national food security, invest in people and equally generate employment for the good people of Niger Delta Region, adding that the training package was meant to provide the participants with skills in the assigned areas and also equip them with knowledge in entrepreneurship to enable them manage their business and finances in order to transform their business into successful enterprises.

He noted that the Empowerment and Community Development Programmes being organized by the Ministry is ongoing and would be expanded to ensure that no one is left behind. He, however, informed the beneficiaries that the officials of the Ministry will periodically monitor their progress to provide guidance, mentorship and ensure compliance in line with the objectives of the programme.

Speaking further, the Perm Sec explained that the Ministry was actively involved in other forms of empowerment programmes aimed at encouraging the growth and development of micro and small businesses such as provision of tricycles and motorcycles to entrepreneurs and farmers to ease transportation of goods and services. 

Other areas of empowerment according to him include provision of sewing machines and other accessories for fashion designers, equipping of ICT centers, hospitals, schools amongst others.

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