By Sadiq Abubakar, Abuja.
The senator representing the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Senator Philip Aduda, has organized a three days training for over 300 youth/women drawn across the six area councils of the territory on film and video production.
The youths were also trained on editing, cinematography, acting, studio direction and among others.
Senator Aduda, who was represented by his senior special assistant on special duties, Samuel Danjuma Shekwolo, at the end of the three days training in Abuja, on Saturday, presented cheques of N250,000 grant to each of the participants.
He said the training programme will not only serve as providing skills for the youth of the FCT but will go a long way I’m curbing youth restiveness in the territory.
He explained that the training programme was not meant for members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) alone but for all the youths irrespective of political, religious, ethnic or tribal affiliation.
Senator Aduda, noted that the training programme will also go a long way in reducing unemployment in the FCT, saying the youths must not wait for white collar job, hence, there was to engage them in any kind of hands/skills programme.
He, however, said that he decided to collaborate with the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) to training the youth and women so that they self reliant at the end of training.
In his goodwill message, the FCT commissioner for Public Complaints Commission (PCC) Mr Ezikel Dalhatu Musa, commended Senator Aduda for the gesture, while calling on the beneficiaries to ensure they utilized the opportunity by engaging in business that will impact on their wellbeing.
He said noted that the gesture was timely due to economic hardship in the country, saying gesture has made the reelection of Aduda in 2023 election easy.
However, some participants at the training commended Senator Aduda for identifying with the youths of the FCT, saying engaging in such training programme will better their lives and also become employers of labour.
Our correspondent report that 150 youths/ women were earlier trained for the first batch of the programme last week and given N250,000 grant each.