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NASENI Trains Osun Youths In Modern Shoemaking, Tailoring

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Youths being instructed during the skill acquisition training programme in Osun State.

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

The three-day intensive training, which began on Monday, July 8, 2024, and will end on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, is taking place at the NASENI Skill Acquisition Centre located in Ife Federal Constituency, Osun State.

The executive vice-chairman of NASENI, Mr. Khalil Halilu, represented by the director of manufacturing services, engineering infrastructure directorate, Engr. Dr. Olayode Adesola Olasupo declared the programme open, stating that it would equip participants with hands-on experience in modern tailoring and shoemaking techniques.

In a statement by the agency’s deputy director of information, Chima Akwaja, the EVC emphasised 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 to achieve home-initiated and home-sustained industrialisation for Nigeria.

“To achieve this mandate, critical skill development of personnel is required. It is in this direction that we embarked on the 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,” he stated.

Halilu added that the training being organised at the centre is a testament to the ‘Renewed Hope’ agenda of the Federal Government of Nigeria, which includes ending poverty, fostering economic growth and creating jobs.

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