The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), through its Social Development Secretariat (SDS), in partnership with Dafio V-Sat Tech, has commenced a three-day free training programme on satellite installation technology for about 100 youths living in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Declaring the programme open at the FCT Ultra-modern Youths Support Centre in Nyanya-Abuja yesterday, the secretary for SDS, Barrister Amanda Pam, advised youths to learn existing skills to earn a living. Pam also called on the youths to sensitise other youths to select and learn a skill of their choice to avoid roaming the streets for non-existing jobs, noting that the programme was meant to solve the problem of unemployment in Nigeria.
Represented by the director of youth development department in the secretariat, Mr Ereodichukwu Anulunko, the secretary charged the youths to always patronise made in Nigeria products, to boost the economy and encourage Nigerian businesses.
Earlier in a welcome address, the deputy director, youth development, Mrs Hajarat Alayande, called on participants to make maximum use of the opportunities provided by the administration to better their lives, and so contribute to the wellbeing of FCT and Nigeria at large.
Alayande disclosed that the centre, which is hosting the event, is one of the numerous expressions of the administration’s commitment towards equipping youths to actualise their dreams, create jobs and positively contribute to national growth.
Also speaking, the managing director of Dafio V-Sat Tech, Daniel Effiong, stated that the training would enhance the earning capacity and create a better platform of business networking in the lives of participants.