The National Agency for the Control of Aids (NACA) has empowered 180 youths and women in Adamawa State after a three-day training in different trades.
At the closing ceremony of the training and distribution of equipment to the participants, yesterday, in Yola, the Director-General of NACA Dr. Gambo Aliyu, said the training and empowerment programme were part of President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s policy to engage youths and women in profitable ventures.
The DG, who was represented by the Director, Special Duties of NACA, Mr. Huck Kaduni, pointed out that the training and empowerment programme were taking place in all the six geopolitical zones of the country.x
He stated that keeping youths and women busy would help to control the spread of HIV/AIDS in the country.
According to the NACA boss, idleness is part of the factors that push the youth to engage in illicit sexual activities.
He advised the beneficiaries to utilise the knowledge they acquired, to encourage government to involve more youths and women in the programme, to boost the economy of the country and control crime rate.
The Chairman of Multi-Tasks Limited, Mr. Attah Mustapha, who facilitated the training, stated that it was to enable participants understand the rudiments of their trades for effective operations.
He noted that the empowerment scheme was designed to make the target demography self-reliant and contribute to the country’s economy.
“We have played our own part of training and providing working tools for your businesses; it is left for you to put into good use what you have gained from our training and change your life for good,” he said.