Committee seeks certification of FCT training centers
The FCT Ministerial Advisory Committee on the Status of Social Development Service has called for the certification of some training centres across the territory, as well as improved private participation in order to boost their production capacity.
Acting chairperson of the committee, Mrs. Asabe Umar, who made the call during an assessment tour of Social Welfare facilities, noted that certification of the facilities would also increase public participation in social development schemes provided by the FCT Administration.
The committee in a statement signed by the Assistant Director of Information, FCTA, Mrs. Josie Mudasiru, explained that the certification would encourage many youths to attend training at such centres because they know the certificate would be recognised anywhere.
The chairperson also reiterated the need for Public Private Partnership to make the centres more functional, saying “Government has done its part by providing the infrastructure and equipment. There is need for private sector to step in to support in terms of more equipment, trainings and Management.”
She revealed that the committee discovered a moribund rice mill, bakery, garri processing section and others with arts equipment at the Agro Allied Women Centre in FCT.
On her part, Special Assistant to the FCT Minister of State, Simisola Ayoade, while inspecting a groundnut processing factory at Kulo in Kuje Area Council, said the facility would be made functional by introducing Public- Private partnership.
“This will involve training the youth of the village in order to create employment. At the Zuba Women Multipurpose Center, it was a marvel to behold a well-equipped computer room, a tailoring section, salon and catering department.”
The committee has visited four area councils so far and are expected to submit a report on ways that the facilities can better serve residents of the FCT.