About One thousand Residents of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT Abuja have benefited from the Capacity Development and Skills acquisition training put together by the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Green Pasture, Provincial Headquarters, Nyanya, Abuja.
The Beneficiaries who cuts across Christians and Muslims learnt various vocational works including Phone and Computer repairs, Shoe and Hats Making as well as Catering and Tailoring within two weeks.
Over the years, the issue of Poverty eradication has been a major Challenge in some developing nations including Nigeria, as efforts by Stakeholders to breach the gap between the Rich and the Poor are being intensified.
This necessitated the move by the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG Green Pasture, Nyanya, Abuja to alleviate poverty among Nigerians through empowerment programmes.
The Christian Social Responsibility Coordinator SRC, of the Church, Pastor Moses Olumodeji explained that the programme was aimed at addressing restiveness among Youths in Abuja.
“What led to this programme was to engaged Youths irrespective of Religious and Denominations for them to be self reliance,” he explained.
Pastor Olumodeji said the Skills acquisition also have greater impact on the Church and the society at large.
The CRS Coordinator said “Some of them are Graduates, looking for White Collar jobs but nothing to show, and now becoming burdens to Church and Society with no jobs to cater for their needs and the society”
Some Beneficiaries of the programme expressed Optimism that Knowledge they acquired would help them to become self dependents.
They also told Radio Nigeria that the knowledge gained would help them engage in good Businesses and thereby make legitimate money.
Some of the Instructors including, Mr Damilola Odewunmi, Mrs Bola Balogun and Miss Happiness Nwali said if the Trainees put the ideas gained at the Workshop into use, it would help and lift them above poverty line.
Highpoints of the event were presentation of loans and Certificate to Participants.