The Nigerian Army on Thursday said it has flagged off skill acquisition programmes for widows and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) seeking refuge in Pulka, Borno State.
This is according to a statement released by Army spokesperson, Col. Sani Usman on Thursday.
According to the statement, the programme was launched by troops of 121 Task Force Battalion and include skills such as tailoring, soap making, poultry, fish farming amongst others.
The aim of the scheme is to increase the standard of leaving of the beneficiaries.
The statement reads in full; “Troops of 121 Task Force Battalion, Nigerian Army have launched vocational training/skills acquisition programmes for widows and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) seeking refuge in Pulka, Borno State.
“The programme which was flagged off by the Commander, 26 Task Force Brigade, Brigadier General Adeyinka Laguda featured tailoring, soap making, poultry and fish farming, amongst others.
“The aim of the scheme was to cushion the devastating effects of Boko Haram terrorists’ activities on the lives of the beneficiaries and economy of Pulka, Borno State in order to improve the living standard of the people.
“The Commander also used the opportunity to commission a new Medical Centre established in Pulka by the unit in collaboration with UNICEF. The event witnessed a large turnout of people including dignitaries from Borno state government.”