Sensitisation and training workshop on entrepreneurship for young women has been carried out by the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) in Bauchi.
The six-week workshop was conducted in collaboration with National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) and Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN).
Speaking at the ceremony, CITAD programme officer in Bauchi, Muhammed Chiroma, said that the workshop was aimed at sensitising young women on entrepreneurship development.
Chiroma who described entrepreneurship as an antidote to youth unemployment said the 20 young women were trained on computer literacy, entrepreneurship and skill acquisition.
He said that CITAD was concerned about youth unemployment which made it to be passionate about youth entrepreneurship, which he said, would help to reduce employment challenges facing the country.
“The youth need to be self-reliant and as such needed to be trained as entrepreneurs. It is a known fact that entrepreneurship is the cornerstone of every economy and has the transformational power.
“That is why CITAD has been engaging this young people on how to become employers of labour,” he said.
The programme officer explained that the participants were trained on photography, film and video editing and graphic designs, among others.
In his address, NAFDAC representative, Muhammed Muazu, urged the graduates to adhere to the policies and regulations guiding business establishment.
SON representative, Mr Muhammed Chinade urged the young women to make sure that what they give out to the general public is of good quality and meets the required standard.
“I call on all of you to come to SON office for any advice or guidance on standard and quality of products that would be circulated to the general public,” he urged.
Speaking on behalf of the participants Miss Maryam Kabir expressed appreciation to CITAD for giving them the opportunity and the required skills on how to be self-reliant.
“We will use what we have learnt to become a successful employer of labour,” She added.