Ahead of its 30th anniversary celebration, the National Center for Women’s Development unveiled plans to build a new vocational training center which will be used to train Nigerian women and youth in at least 24 vocational skills courses such as plumbing, vulcanization and cosmetology, among others.
The NCWD also inaugurated its Infrastructure and Revitalization Committee, whose mandate is to restore and improve facilities at the center.
NCWD Chief Executive Dr Asabe Vilita at the ceremony in Abuja said on her resumption of duty she observed that the center was in a state of total disrepair hence the need for a new branding and restructuring.
She said: “This was due to the wear and tear of the last 30 years of its existence, poor maintenance culture and poor budget allocation”.
“This new vocational training center will give us the opportunity to create a decent and conducive environment where the Nigerian woman in search of skills and empowerment can come and learn comfortably.”
The DG also said that the main mandate of the revitalization committee is to upgrade and ensure the facelift of the NCWD facilities as befits the national monument, which is a rallying point for Nigerian women.