Army empowers widows, IDPs with vocational training

Posted by News Express | 4 August 2016 | 2,350 times

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Troops of 121 Task Force Battalion of the Nigerian Army have launched vocational training and skills acquisition programmes for widows and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) seeking refuge in Pulka, Borno State.

The programme which was flagged off by the Commander, 26 Task Force Brigade, Brigadier General Adeyinka Laguda featured tailoring, soap making, poultry and fish farming, amongst others.

The aim of the scheme according to a statement issued by Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, was to cushion the devastating effects of Boko Haram terrorists’ activities on the lives of the beneficiaries and economy of Pulka, in order to improve the living standard of the people.

The Commander also used the opportunity to commission a new Medical Centre established in Pulka by the unit in collaboration with UNICEF. The event witnessed a large turnout of people including dignitaries from Borno State Government.

Source: News Express

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