15 September 2020 by MATHEW AYOOLA
A Non-governmental Organization, Sulbrax Youth and Women Initiative has empowered about six hundred youths and women in nine Communities of Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory.
The Founder of the Organization, Mallam Suleiman Ibrahim-Barde made this known while speaking with newsmen in Abuja.
Mallam Ibrahim-Barde said beneficiaries of the empowerment programme were from Dobi, Paiko, Kutunku, Zuba, Gwako among others
He stated that the beneficiaries were trained on skills acquisition such as soap making, cake baking, production of air freshener, vaseline among others.
According to him, farmers from the Communities also benefited from the training of modern agriculture like tomatoe farming, moringa, green pepper and cucumber farming.
Mallam Ibrahim-Barde explained that the gesture was to create employment opportunities and reduce poverty among the less privileged in Gwagwalada Area Council.
The Founder of the Organization who expressed concern over the rate of job losses due to COVID 19 pandemic expressed the hope that the empowerment programme would go a long way to compliment the present Administration’s effort in reducing unemployment in the country.
He stated that the programme which would be a continuous one would be carried out in all the communities in Gwagwalada Area Council.
Mallam Ibrahim-Barde therefore advised beneficiaries of the programme to put into practice what they have learnt to make them self reliant.
He also called for effective public private sector collaboration towards combating unemployment and reduce poverty in the country.