NDDC training programme excites physically challenge persons

NDDC training programme excites physically challenge persons

Some physically challenged Nigerians in Edo State who participated in the skill acquisition training programme by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), have basking in euphoria over the opportunities ahead of them. Mr Henry Ebose, the State chairman of Joint National Assembly of Persons with disabilities (JONAPWD) gave the commendation at the closing Ceremony of

Some physically challenged Nigerians in Edo State who participated in the skill acquisition training programme by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), have basking in euphoria over the opportunities ahead of them.

Mr Henry Ebose, the State chairman of Joint National Assembly of Persons with disabilities (JONAPWD) gave the commendation at the closing Ceremony of the two weeks intensive skills acquisition training exercise in Benin City, Edo State Capital.

Ebose said, “for the past two weeks we have learnt different skills that most of us did not know before now and we have gathered adequate knowledge to enable us earn a living. 

“We commend the NDDC for the laudable initiative aimed eradicating poverty amongst the physically challenged persons in Edo,” he said. 

According to him, “I want to appeal to the commission to please carry out more of this training so that more people living with disabilities can benefit from the programme. 

“The number of Persons with disabilities who participated in the training is very small compared to the number we have in the state,” he added 

Mrs Janet Omole, a participant at the training programme also stated that she will forever remain grateful for the privilege to participate in the training.

“I am ao grateful to NDDC and the federal government for the training. it will enable me take care of my self and my children,” she said. 

Mrs Theresa Patrison, the Coordinator of the NDDC skill acquisition programme in Edo State emphasized that the programme was jointly organised by the Commission and other Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to empower people living with disabilities in the State.

Patrison stated that the training was to enable them acquire necessary skills for self employment in other for them to earn a living 

“we started intensive skills acquisition training for Physically two weeks ago and the experience has been wonderful. the learned what they did not know before now .

“NDDC brought the training programme to their door step and they all did very well during the training programme.

“Am happy that they well in bead making, shoe making, catering, Photography and GSM repairs. they can now earn a living with the knowledge they ha e acquired,” she said.

She also explained that the participants have been made to open a account with First City Monumental Bank (FCMB) adding that, the funds to purchase the starter packs for the carousel trade they learnt will be paid to them through the Bank. 

Our Correspondent reports that the 14-day Skill Acquisition Training Programme for 28 Physically challenged persons in the State began on Wednesday April 10, 2019.

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