The Maryam Babangida National Centre for Women’s Development has a garment factory, and the Federal Ministry of Women’s Affairs has pledged to improve it.
During a Friday fact-finding trip to the Government Science and Technical College in Abuja, Minister of Women Affairs Mrs. Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye made the announcement.
According to Kennedy-Ohanenye, the renovation was a part of the ministry’s strategy to help girls and young people gain new abilities.
She claims that the modernization of the garment factory is motivated by her long-term goal of providing students with opportunities to learn new skills and gain practical experience in the workplace.
She claimed she was checking out the school’s electrical, furniture, computer crafts studies, and auto mechanics programmes to see where she might be able to work with administrators.
My goal in life is to help our young people realise their full potential so that they can become productive, self-reliant adults.
She said, “I am already enlisting the Honourable Minister of Education to introduce vocational training in schools to equip the students with digital skills, tailoring skills, electrical and mechanical skills.
The minister has expressed her approval of the school’s infrastructure, which will be used to propel the initiative to develop children and young people’s potential.
She argued that this would keep young people from taking part in criminal activity and other negative behaviours.
Because of this, the minister has pledged to include the Government Technical College in the strategies for modernising the textile plant.
She also noted that this would help students “align with the plans of the ministry to have a verifiable machinery for an effective skills acquisition centre in the FCT.”
Mr. James Kuta, principal of the school, praised the minister and said the programme would reorient young people in Nigeria towards doing their part for the country’s development.