Skill acquisition: FCTA pledges to provide 120 jobs

Hudu Yakubu, Abuja 


The Nigerian Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA says it will create 120 skill acquisition jobs for women and youths in each of the six Area Councils of the territory by December 1, 2019.

The FCTA Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, who stated this during “An Evening with Friends of NTA Channel 5 Abuja” explained that this would 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.

Aliyu, diclosed 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 Director of Information and Communications, Mr. Stella Ojeme, acknowledged that the task of running a mega city is enormous, but not insurmountable, also solicited for the support of Nigerian Television Authority, 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 added.

The state Minister thanked NTA Channel 5 for their support since her assumption of office by broadcasting the activities and events of the Administration, while looking forward for a more rewarding and fruitful relationship.

Peace PIAK