Connect with us

General news

INAC 2019: Culture agency provides free skills training



The Director- General, National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe,  has provided free skills acquisition classes for young adults at the ongoing International Arts and Crafts Expostion(INAC).

He noted that the ongoing training programme was a side event to compliment the ongoing expo with the theme” Networking Nigerian Crafts to the world

In an interview with the Nigeria News Agency on Friday in Abuja, the D-G said that it was imperative for a plan B either in craft and other skills as a means to earn additional income either as an employee or worker.

According to Runsewe, the programme is billed for the purpose of training people to start their own businesses with little funds and make them independent.

“I am elated that everyone involved have come out in their numbers to make this training a success as well as the zeal of the participants to learn many skills.

” I believe that this programme will help empower them, and take the ones that believe there is no hope out of the streets, to have a future for tomorrow.

“It is an impact that is worthwhile at this time,” he said.

The Director-General, however, emphasized the need for Nigerians to believe in themselves, strive for the best and encourage each other by patronising locally produced materials to help boost the country’s economy.

NAN reports that The Craft Class has been running from the beginning of the INAC exposition, which commenced on Nov. 20 and it is one out of the many side attractions designed by NCAC at the ongoing annual expo.

There are courses ranging from bead making, waste to wealth, fashion, soap making, photography, tailoring among others,  set up in different canopies with large attendance.

Earlier one of the beneficiaries of the free skills acquisition, Funke Olaikan, revealed that the programme had created an opportunity for her to learn choice skills for free.

Olaitan, who mentioned that lack of funds had been a hindrance to her acquiring a skill on Aso-Oke  making, noted that the training would be of immense benefit to her.

“I have been looking for a platform where I will get professional and fundamental training in Aso-Oke making but I couldn’t afford the costs.

” I appreciate the organisers for the platform because this is a life changing experience for me,” she said.

Another benefactor, Chinwendu  Okeke, said she was happy for the opportunity provided by NCAC to train her in soap making.

Òkeke added that the training would help her earn aliving without being dependent on her parents noting that it was a life changing experience for her.

She also said with the skill acquired , she would be able to produce , market and sell it to hotels , restaurants and others.( NAN)

Chinenye Offor: is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]

Contact US: editor, nnnnews247

Alleged sexual abuse: Court admits Ghanaian to N10m bail Man docked for alleged disturbance of public peace, international insult Schools reopening: WHO official calls for data-based Coronavirus strategies YouTube blocks accounts linked to extremist Identitarian movement Environmentalist ticks out govt. for inability to enforce environmental policies Gov. Okowa, family test negative for Coronavirus – Official Coronavirus: Jigawa Govt. offers tax holiday to SMEs FRSC warns park operators, commuters against violating Coronavirus protocols Coronavirus: Bauchi parents engage their wards in online training to check idleness Coronavirus: Specialist hospital commends union for suspending strike Palestinian baby with heart problems dies after contracting Coronavirus Coronavirus:  Niger Govt. warns residents against flouting directives FUT Minna ASUU holds virtual workshops, seeks more funds for education Farmer, 29, remanded for alleged armed robbery Court remands carpenter for allegedly robbing a Magistrate Rotary club president pledges more services to humanity Coronavirus remains number one public enemy – WHO Nigeria’s bourse simplifies capital market investment with comic book Ondo 2020: Group wants political parties to pick Ilaje indigene as governorship candidates Logger in court for allegedly cheating businessman of N14m Facebook selects 12 African community leaders for accelerator programme FRSC seeks Police, Civil Defense collaboration in Bayelsa Bureau tasks MDAs on financial discipline, accountability in Nasarawa Accident claims 2 lives on Lagos-Ibadan expressway  Commission donates relief materials to IDPs, vulnerable persons in Plateau NGO distributes food items, stoves to vulnerable households in Kaduna Adamawa Sexual Referral Centre urges parents to report cases of GBV Steer clear of Ogun LG elections, Students warn corrupt politicians Supreme Court strikes out suit against Virtual hearing Third Mainland Bridge closure: LASWA partners LASEMA, LSSC to ensure safe waterways NCWS celebrates Shoda at 70 Bayelsa govt. inaugurates committee on LG minimum wage Bauchi govt. upgrades child birth units, renovates health centres Police arrest another couple for causing grievous harm to daughter in Enugu Major shake-up in Nigerian Army as 37 Generals redeployed Ondo 2020: PDP constitutes LG Congress Committee for primaries   Nigeria inaugurates 2nd Voluntary Review Report on SDGs Oyo State records highest daily figure of Coronavirus infections Lagos Govt urges striking doctors to return to work Osun records 17 new Coronavirus cases CBN moves to ban importation of maize Nigeria records 595 new cases of Coronavirus, total jumps to 33,153 Coronavirus: Osun govt. eases lockdown in 4 LGAs Merkel criticizes Chinese involvement in Hong Kong – but wants to keep talking Soaring Florida coronavirus cases cast shadow over tourism, Disney Private sector investment, key to reducing govt’s financial burden – Adebayo Coronavirus: ThisDay Dome Treatment Centre now testing centre Coronavirus: Edo expresses happiness over remarkable success in patients’ management Indoor airborne spread of Coronavirus possible – NCDC warns UNGA president blames rising hunger on flawed food systems