The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has graduated 225 trainees in various skills and trades under the Northeast livelihoods scheme.
The acquired skills include computer studies, shoe and leather works, hairdressing, tailoring, catering and decorations.
Speaking to the graduates in Maiduguri, Country Director, UNDP, Samuel Bwalya, said the skills acquired would provide opportunities for long-term development and enable them to become economically viable in their respective communities.
Bwalya assured that the development agency has set aside funds to support the beneficiaries that are committed to the livelihoods scheme.
Bwalya, who was represented by Head, Northeast Sub Office, UNDP, Mizuho Yokoi said the graduands must be dedicated to work and make desired impact on expanding the scope of their businesses.
He said: “The UNDP will continue to do its utmost best to support the displaced population and ensure that more IDPs benefit from technical and vocational training.”