VSF constructs skill acquisition centers in Yobe communities

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Ahmed Abba
The Victims Support Fund (VSF) has begun construction of skill acquisition centers in select Yobe communities as part of its post-insurgency recovery programmes.

Retired Lt.-Gen. Theophilus Danjuma, Chairman of the VSF, announced the initiative during the project inauguration on Wednesday in Kukargadu.

Represented by Prof. Nana Tanko, the VSF Executive Director, said the organisation was targeting nine communities across three Yobe local government areas for these interventions.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the three local governments ares are Gujba, Gulani and Fika.

“We are building these centers in various communities across three local government areas to ensure their sustainability.

“These centers will serve not only women but also youth and others. Kukargadu, for instance, will receive the most significant VSF intervention.

“We are establishing a comprehensive skill acquisition training centers such as computer training, tailoring, electrical work, welding, carpentry, and other trades,” Danjuma said.

He added that VSF has been actively supporting the Northeast region since 2014 with various interventions and livelihood supports.

“For example, we have provided educational materials to children affected by the insurgency, established savings and loans associations for women who engaged in similar economic activities.

“(We also) bring them together and provide them with grants to grow their businesses,” he said.

(NAN)

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