NBL Trains 472 In 20 Skill Areas in Ogun State
Sixty nine participants have completed twelve weeks of vocational training organized by the Nigerian Breweries PLC in Ogun State on Thursday.
Skills acquired included tailoring and fashion designing, catering and event decoration, information technology, makeup artistry, hairdressing and styling.
The empowerment programme organized by Nigerian breweries is aimed at giving back to people who have supported the company since it commenced operation 76 years ago in Nigeria.
The programme held at six different locations in Lagos, Abuja, Ota, Kaduna, Enugu and Awo-Omamma in Imo state, aims at supporting a total of 472 women and youths in 20 skill areas with training and provision of start-up tools.
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Managing director of Nigerian breweries, represented by the brewery manager, Ota, Mr Seun Akinwale, at the event held at the Olota of Ota’s palace in Ota, Ogun state, said the initiative was to drive home their corporate philosophy to win with Nigeria by supporting youth and women on their journey to entrepreneurship, employment generation and financial dependence.
Ogun state first lady, represented by wives of the works, commissioner, Mrs Abimbola Akinsanya and transport commissioner, Mrs Olamide Dairo, lauded the initiative of the company.
They also appreciate the support of the Olota of Ota, Oba Abdulkabir Obalanlege, while urging the beneficiaries to make good use of their certificates.
Some of the participants appreciated the efforts of Nigerian breweries, saying the programme has transformed their lives positively and they are ready to make good use of the certificates and knowledge acquired.