21 June 2021 By Remi Johnson
The Abuja Enterprise Agency (AEA) is to build the
capacity of rural women and youths as part of efforts to attain the mandate of promoting entrepreneurship in the territory.
Acting Managing Director of the Agency, Malam Shehu Abdulkadir, stated this at the opening ceremony for Rural Skills Acquisition and Sensitisation Initiative (RuSASI) training for 200 women and youths in Abuja.
Abdulkadir said the training was targeted at building the capacity of rural people to produce basic sanitary items such as hand sanitisers, liquid soaps and antiseptics.
According to him, the training is part of the agency’s support to the people, aimed at reducing the economic impact of Corona virus and boost Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)in rurak communities .
“We will also build their entrepreneurial skills in areas such as book keeping, saving culture, customer relationship and marketing and sales amongst other modules…200 women and youths will be trained and supported with starter packs to start their businesses” Abdulkadir assured.
The RuSASI project is expected to be replicated in AMAC, Kwali, Kuje and Abaji Area Councils.
The Chairperson of an NGO, Better Life Programme for African Rural Women, said the organisation was committed to the overall development of the rural woman.
Babangida, who was represented by the Chief Operations Officer, Mr Shem Ayegba, promised the group’s readiness to continue to better the lives of rural women.