Embrace skill acquisition, Lagos tells women

The Lagos State Government has urged women in the state to embrace skills acquisition as white-collar jobs are going into extinction due to the country’s economy.

The Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Mrs Cecilia Dada, disclosed this, according to a statement on Sunday, during a four-week training organised for 500 Christian and Muslim women in Lagos.

She said, “Since the programme started in 2019, 11,250 Lagos women have benefitted from the four-week short-term training and empowerment scheme which were intended as a social-economic intervention from the government directed at financial sustainability and progress of the nation.

“The economic situation of the country has made us realise that white-collar job is going into extinction, hence the need for skills acquisition.

“The training was organised to enhance women’s proficiencies on various skills for the purpose of economic empowerment and uplifting of their status from the state of dependency to self-reliance so as to enable them adequately support their husbands.”

The ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Mrs Oluyemi Kalesanwo, who was represented by the Director of Women Affairs Department, Mrs Olufunke Shyllon, charged the beneficiaries to adopt family planning methods.

“You need to practise proper bookkeeping in order to access loans through the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund and I also implore you to practise proper family planning methods as you have been enlightened by the family health officials during the four-week training,” she said.

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