Kano State Government has trained and empowered over 250 people living with HIV/AIDS and other vulnerable groups on various skill acquisition to improve their well being and economic status in order to achieve sustainable development in the state.
This was contained in a statement issued to PRIME TIME NEWS on Thursday and signed by Aminu Bello Sani, the Public Relations Officer
Kano State Agency for the Control of Aids.
Speaking at graduations ceremony held at OCIL Training School the Director-General of the State Agency for the Control of AIDS, Dr Sabitu Y. Shu’aibu Shanono said the empowerment will help to combat the current high level of poverty and unemployment
especially among those infected or affected by HIV/AIDS in the State.
Dr Sabitu Shanono recalls that on 1st December His Excellency Governor Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR Flag – Off the program at the Coronation hall, Government House as part of the commemoration of World AIDS Day 2020″ I am highly impressed with the superlative output, zeal and excitement on your faces and expect you to utilise the equipment with adequate care to the develop your life and well-being.
He pleaded with them to make uptimum use of the skill they acquired and the materials they received during the program.
Shanono hinted that participants were trained in the Makeup artistry, Tailoring and Leatherwork and the State government under the leadership of Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has provided everything needed toward the successful completion of the empowerment exercise which will greatly impact on the states economic.
He commended the efforts of trainers for smooth conduct of the exercise.
Earlier, the Chairman Network of people living with HIV/AIDS in the State Comrade Nuhu Tela Gaya express his delight over the empowerment, adding that Kano State excel nationwide in terms of supporting their members.
He equally enjoin their member to use the materials they obtained during events to earn a living for themselves as most of the beneficiaries were either orphans, widows or divorcees.