Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Abuja to Host Women Transformation Confab in July

The 2nd Nigerian Women Transformation Awards Conference and Exhibition (NIWTRACE) 2013 will hold in Abuja between July 24 and 25 at the International Conference Centre.

NIWTRACE Event Convener and Country Representative, Gender Justice and Equity Initiative (GJEI), Nana Modupe Onwodi, who made the revelation at a press conference in Abuja, where a Youth Empowerment Programme was conducted, said the theme for this year is "Transformation: Creating the future we need to be." She said the youth empowerment programme is to create skills and employment opportunities for the numerous youths, who may otherwise turn out to be social miscreants like kidnappers, militants among others.

Onwodi said GJEI, an umbrella for women,who contested and lost elections in 2011 general elections irrespective of party and office contested for, organised the first conference in November 2012.

Deputy Director, Youth Development, FCT Social Development Secretariat, Mrs. Hajarat T. Alayande, in her remarks at the event, commended GJEI for organising the youth empowerment programme.

While calling on the organisers to also conduct skills acquisition training so as to empower the youth, she expressed the willingness of the FCT Administration in partnering with GJEI in its programmes.

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