FCTA collaborates NGO to reducing poverty, creating jobs


By Chioma Nnodim

Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, Education Secretariat has called for cooperation and networking with non-governmental organizations with distinctive and specialised initiatives to boost economic growth, job creation, and poverty reduction in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.

This was made known by the Mandate Secretary, Danlami Hayyo, on Friday in Abuja at the concluding ceremony of the i-Dreams digital entrepreneurship masterclass, which was organized in partnership with the Education Secretariat.

The Secretary, represented by the Secretariat Director of Administration and Finance, Abdulrazaq Leramah, praised i-Dreams for their unwavering dedication to the incredible initiative of training and empowering women in Nigeria through their various projects, particularly this digital entrepreneurship training.

The secretary stressed that the i-dream team is complementing the no doubt government’s efforts in educational development and inclusiveness in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, SDG.

“Permit me to reiterate that the FCT Administration is committed to collaborations and networking with Non-Governmental Organizations with unique and focused programs to stimulate economic growth, job creation, and most importantly poverty reduction in the FCT.

“Our doors are open to more collaborations of this nature hence government alone cannot achieve nation-building, so all hands must be on deck to support the government of His Excellency Bola Ahmed Tinubu to achieve his 8 Point Agenda.

“This Training however fosters women’s digital skills and the ability to develop their entrepreneurship potentials which will further translate to boost the technological and innovative initiatives of the grassroots women,” he said.

Hayyo, however, advised women who have participated in the unique program, to continue to develop themselves technologically to remain very relevant in the economic development processes of Nigeria.

“The true significance of this training goes beyond your mere attendance or the notes you diligently jot down, it resides in the practical application of the knowledge and insights you gained over the course of this transformative week.

“As you depart from this place, armed with new skills and perspectives, I implore you to harness them for the greater good. Embrace entrepreneurship wholeheartedly and become the catalysts for positive change in your communities and our beloved nation as a whole,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Co-founder of i-Dreams, Eghogho Ogbeide, said that the organisation decided to train and empower women on digital entrepreneurship to give them a sense of belonging in society and that they were able to train 70 women during the empowerment programme.