Skill acquisitions: UNHCR, NEMA, others train Yobe indigenes

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From Sani Gazas Chinade, Damaturu

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees in collaboration with American University of Nigeria, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has graduated 172 people in various skill acquisitions in Yobe State.

The occasion took place at the conference hall of the National Open University of Nigeria in Damaturu recently.

Speaking during the event, the Field Coordinator of the commission, Mr. Gabriel Udoko said the beneficiaries were internally displaced persons, returnees and host communities, adding that they were empowered on various skill acquisitions to improve their economic status and livelihood.

According to him, the trainees are mostly affected by the activities of insurgency, adding that the commissioner would continue to partner with the state government and other development partners to assist victims of insurgency as well as the host communities in the state.

Earlier, the Project Director of American University of Nigeria, Abubakar Mu’azu thanked the donor agencies and other stakeholders for hosting of the training that improves the living condition of the people mostly ravaged by the activities of insurgents in the North-east sub-region.

He advised the beneficiaries to use the knowledge acquired during the training judiciously.

The beneficiaries were selected from Potiskum, Damaturu and Kukareta.

They appreciated the efforts of the commissioner for sustaining the programme which impacted positively in the state.

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