The National Union of Yobe State Students (NUYOSS) in collaboration with
North East Initiative For Development (NEYIF) has trained 200
vulnerable women in Yobe state so as to eradicate poverty and be self
NEYIF Executive Director, Dauda Mohammed Gombe, disclosed this Tuesday
in Damaturu at a closing ceremony of the training for vulnerable women
with a theme, Women Entrepreneurship Scheme. The programme was
designed to target 200 vulnerable women whom their husbands might have
been killed or suffered violence.
He said: “The project is targeting vulnerable women in the society,
especially those whom have been bartered, divorced, sexually molested
and widows inorder to be self reliant”.
“We are supporting NUYOSS to bridge the gap in exposing the women in
development of contemporary world. A total of 10,000 women and
children from Yobe, Borno and Adamawa states would be trained” he
Gombe, further said only 1,000 would be empowered with capital to
start up a business, therefore enjoined the state government and other
meaningful individuals to assist.
Earlier, the special guest of honour, Governor Mai Mala Buni
represented by his Deputy, Idi Barde Gubana, said their administration
would continue to partner with organisations towards providing job and
wealth creation especially now that white collar jobs are no longer at
the finger tips.
“We will create avenue that will engage youths to be independently and
develop their potentials. The era of idealness is over, I enjoined
the women to use the skills acquired to help their families,” he said.
In his goodwill, the State Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC in Yobe, Ayinla Olowo, said when everybody has something doing, it reduces the level of crime in the society.
The women were trained on detergent making, make-ups, fashion among others.