As part of measures to further ensure women empowerment and job creation, Lelook Bag Academy in Lugbe Abuja has empowered about fifty women trained in the Academy.
The beneficiaries were presented with certified certificate from the National Board for Technical Education, NABTEB after a six month training upon graduation from Lelook Bag Academy.
Speaking during the presentation of the certificate at the premises of the Academy in Lugbe Abuja, the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of the Academy, Mrs Chinwe Ezenwa said the move was to ensure professional recognition for the beneficiaries after undergoing skills acquisition in bag making and production.
Mrs Ezenwa said they were also trained on basic accounting, packaging and labelling as well as good social conduct and behaviour among others that would enable them succeed in the business of bag making and other ventures.
She explained that the NABTEB certificate is important for appropriate certification after graduating from Lelook Bag Academy, Lugbe Abuja.
The CEO and Founder used the opportunity to call on the Federal, State and Local Governments to provide necessary basic infrastructures and enabling environment for small scale business operators to contribute to national economic development.
In a message, the United Nations Women Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ms Beatrice Eyong said the training was in line to the actualization of Sustainable Development Goals, SDG, in the area of economic Empowerment for women.
Ms Beatrice Eyong who commended the contributions of Lelook Bag Academy to women empowerment expressed her readiness to collaborate with the Academy towards improving the wellbeing of Nigerian women through skills acquisition.
Some of the graduands who received the certified certificate after the six months training commended the CEO and Founder of Lelook Bag Academy for giving the necessary skills in bag making and production.
They emphasized the need for more Government’s incentives and intervention that would further empower Nigerian women.