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FCTA takes 720 out of poverty via skill acquisition jobs before 2020

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT ), Minister of State, Ramatu Tijjani-Aliyu, has assured that the FCT Administration will pull out a total of 720 women and youths from joblessness to employers of labour in the first 100 days in office of the present FCT Administration.

According to the Minister, this will be achieved via the creation of 120 skill acquisition jobs for women and youths in each of the six Area Councils of the territory by December 1, 2019.

Aliyu who stated this during “An Evening with Friends of NTA Channel 5 Abuja”, also assured that plans have reached an advanced stage for the provision of 10 boreholes in each of the six Area Councils to address the challenges of water and sanitation among rural communities in the territory.

The minister who was represented at the occasion by the FCTA Director of Information and Communications, Stella Ojeme, acknowledged that the task of running a mega city is enormous, but not insurmountable, also solicited for the support of NTA Channel 5 and other notable media organisations for the realization of Abuja of our dream.

According to Aliyu, “In the past three weeks, I have embarked on tour of facilities in the six Area Councils to ascertain the level of infrastructural decay in the rural communities with a view to fixing them in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s mandate to complete all abandoned and ongoing projects.

“In all of these inspection tours, I have been able to identity areas of needs and prioritized them for proper execution. To start with, we are carrying out a comprehensive work on our youth centre in Nyanya for skills acquisition of women and youths across the Area Councils.

“It is my pleasure to report to you that by December 1, 2019, as part of activities to mark 100 days in office, we will engage 120 women and youths in different skills in each Area Council of the Territory. Also, plans have been concluded to provide 10 boreholes in each Area Council to address challenges of adequate water supply and sanitation”.

She, however, thanked NTA Channel 5 for the support she has received from the station since her assumption of office by broadcasting the activities and events of the Administration, while looking forward for a more rewarding and fruitful relationship.


James Kwen

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