The National Directorate of Employment has empowered 400 women in Lagos State.
The programme, which came under the Small Scale Enterprise Department and Cosmetology training, was organised by the Office of the Women Leader of the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress in partnership with the NDE.
The NDE Director General, Dr Nasir Ladan, said the directorate was committed to reducing the nation’s unemployment rate.
Ladan, who was represented by the Zonal Director of the NDE, Mrs Shafau Adeola, said the directorate had been strongly supportive and had consistently invested in the Nigerian women and youths.
He said, “Under MEES, women petty traders would be empowered to boost their business, while 400 women would be taken off the unemployment market by training them in cosmetology to unlock their full potential and improve their quality of life and drive transformative change.”
Also speaking, the wife of the Lagos State Governor, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, said the empowerment programme was another eloquent and demonstrable confirmation of the unwavering love and passion of the APC to truly empower women in the state.
Sanwo-Olu’s spouse, who was accompanied by the wife of the deputy governor, Mrs Oluremi Hamzat, also commended the Lagos APC Women Leader, Jumoke Okoya-Thomas, and all the senatorial women leaders for demonstrating unrivalled passion and commitment to the empowerment of women in the state.
In her address, Okoya-Thomas commended the NDE for the training and empowerment programme, which according to her, would go a long way in assisting the needy.