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Entrepreneurship: NASENI trains youths on skills acquisition programme in Osun

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*The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure launches a three-day skills acquisition training programme on modern shoemaking and tailoring for youths in Ile-Ife, Osun State of Nigeria

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), has launched a skill acquisition training programme on modern shoemaking and tailoring for youths in Ile-Ife, Osun State.

The agency disclosed the three-day intensive training on modern shoe making and tailoring, which began Monday, July 8, 2024, and would end Wednesday, July 10, is taking place at the NASENI Skill Acquisition Centre located in Ife Federal Constituency of the state.

Mr. Khalil Suleiman Halilu, Executive Vice-Chairman/Chief Executive Officer (EVC/CEO) of NASENI, was represented at the event by Dr. Olayode Adesola Olasupo, Director of Manufacturing Services, Engineering Infrastructure Directorate.

Chima Akwaja, Deputy Director of Information at NASENI, in a statement Monday, July 8, noted Halilu, while declaring the programme open, said it would equip participants with hands-on experience in modern tailoring and shoe making techniques.

Halilu stated that NASENI as an Agency of the Federal Government under the Presidency, has the mandate to nurture an appropriate and dynamic Science and Engineering infrastructure base for achieving home-initiated and home-sustained industrialisation for Nigeria.

The EVC/CEO also said: “To achieve this mandate, critical skill development of personnel is required. It is in this direction that we embarked on development of NASENI Skill Acquisition Centres across Nigeria.

“I am delighted to inform you that this NASENI Skill Acquisition Centre, Ife Federal Constituency where we are today, is the first of its kind in Osun State.”

Halilu added that the training being organised at the Centre is a testament of the Renewed Hope Agenda of the Federal Government of Nigeria which includes ending poverty, economic growth and job creation.

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