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NAF trains youths in vocational skills in Lagos

About 40 children of Airforce personnel serving at the Logistics Command, Lagos benefited from the just concluded Chief of Air Staff Youth Empowerment Programme.  The…

About 40 children of Airforce personnel serving at the Logistics Command, Lagos benefited from the just concluded Chief of Air Staff Youth Empowerment Programme.
 The beneficiaries underwent an intensive three-month vocational skills training in Lagos, as part of the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadiq Abubakar’s efforts to reduce the rate of unemployment and lessen criminal acts among the youths in the country. About 86 of the air force personnel children benefited from the programme nationwide.
The 86 youths, including the 41 from Lagos, were trained in skills like Information Technology, Catering and Hotel Management, Fashion Design, Computer Repair and Internet Solution, DSTV Installation and Computer Studies at the Federal Technical and Vocational Centre, Yaba.
The Chief of Air Staff who was represented by Air Vice-Marshal James Gbum, Chief of Policy and Plans, Nigerian Air Force headquarters, at the training said it was organized in pursuance of the federal government’s pledge of curbing youth unemployment and in line with the first key driver of his vision for the Nigerian Air Force.
“We have a collective responsibility to adequately prepare the youths for the challenges of tomorrow,” he disclosed, adding that the scheme was designed to empower air force personnel’s children with requisite skills to make them self employed and enable them contribute significantly towards the socioeconomic development of Nigeria.
He noted that empowerment centres were designated for the programme: one in Kaduna to cater for the candidates from Tactical Air Command and Training Command while the second centre was sited in Lagos for the candidates under Mobility Command and Logistics Command.

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