From Sa’adatu MAINA, Damaturu
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in collaboration with Tausayi Foundation has commenced training of 50 women in cosmetology in Potiskum Local Government Area of Yobe.
The state’s NDE Co-ordinator, Alhaji Mohammed Dauda, made the disclosure during the two-weeks training in Potiskum on Monday.
He said the women would be exposed to both theory and practice of producing room freshener, anti-dandruff, shampoo, liquid and hard soaps, among others.
Dauda noted that the training was aimed at empowering the women with relevant skills to become self-reliant.
The co-ordinator said certificate would be issued at the end of the training to the women so that they could use the same to secure either soft loans or employment.
Earlier, Alhaji Musa Gimba, the Chairman of the foundation, said it was established in 2019 to assist rural women and children.
“Every day, you hear people saying they sympathise with others and then it ends there. That’s unfair.
“If truly you sympathise with the appalling conditions of people, then you have to go extra miles to help them; that is how it is supposed to be,” he said.
Gimba advised the participants to pay attention to the training in order to improve their leaving conditions.
On behalf of the beneficiaries, Hauwa Suleiman thanked NDE and the foundation for selecting them out of many applicants for the training.
“Training is the best form of empowerment because it lasts for a lifetime. If you dole out cash to someone, he will spend immediately,” she said.