By Alkasim Bala

One hundred vulnerable persons in Yobe state have participated in a five day livelihood skill training to enable the become self reliant.

The targeted beneficiaries include Widows, single parents, Young boys and girls, orphans and physically challenged persons.

The five day livelihood skill training programme was conducted by the Jaiz Charity and Development Foundation (JCDF) with funding from the Northeast Development Commission (NEDC) aimed at uplifting the living standard of people affected by insurgency in the Northeast.

In an address at the end of the training, the Chairman. Board of Trustees of Jaiz Charity and Development Foundation represented by Alhaji Mukhtar Abdulkadir Sani said, millions of Nigerians were currently living below the poverty line and therefore any kind of support to uplift their living condition was a welcome development.

The board chairman also commended the North East Development Commission for living up to its mandate and urged it to sustain the tempo.

Similarly, the Chief Executive officer of Jaiz Charity and Development Foundation Dr Imam Abdullahi pointed out that the foundation has been carrying out different humanitarian activities across the county and that this particular training focused on alleviating sufferings of widows, single Parents, young boys and girls, Orphans and the Physically Challenged persons in the Northeast.

Also the Executive Secretary of Yobe state Emergency Management Agency Dr Muhammed Goje said, skill training was among the areas prioritised by government to help victims of insurgency return to normal life and further warned the beneficiaries to avoid selling start-up packs giving to them.

One of the participants Fatima Abdullahi trained on tailoring thanked the organizers and promised to use the items given to her for the purpose intended.

Highlights of the event were symbolic presentation of working tools and certificates to the participants.

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