One hundred and twenty unemployed women have begun training at a Skills Acquisition Centre located in Orlu, Orlu local government area of Imo State to help reduce poverty especially among rural dwellers.
At the Opening of the Centre, the Wife of the Imo State Governor, Mrs. Nkechi Okorocha called on youths to embrace programmes that would make them self employed instead of relying on white collar jobs.
The Skills Acquisition Center was put in place by Wife of the Governor Mrs. Nkechi Okorocha to serve the interest of the people from the twelve local government areas that constitute Imo West Senatorial district.
Speaking during the official opening of the Centre, Mrs Okorocha advised youths to channel their energy to skills that would make them self reliant instead of focusing on white collar jobs.
She said the centre had been equipped to train students in Photography, Cosmetology, Hair dressing, catering, fashion and designing as well as Computer operation.
Mrs. Okorocha gave as assurance that trainees would be encouraged to set up their own businesses after the three months duration of the programme while new batches would be admitted at no cost.
The first lady said similar centre had been commissioned for Imo East senatorial while that of Imo North was ready for commissioning.
In a message, the State Governor Chief Rochas Okorocha represented by the Deputy Prince Eze Madumere noted that the centre would complement the efforts of the government in raising more entrepreneurs.
He noted that the first lady had continued to touch lives through numerous projects such as “She needs a roof Project” and pledged the support of the government in actualizing her dreams.
Some of the Trainees told Radio Nigeria that they would utilize the opportunity to better their lots.
Chinazo Ilechukwu from Owerri.