NMRC empowers 45 IDPs on technical skills

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The Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company (NMRC) has empowered 45 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) with technical skills in aspects of housing construction, such as masonry, plumbing and electrical installations.

The beneficiaries, who reside at the IDP camp in New Kuchingoro, Abuja, graduated from a two-month NMRC-sponsored vocational training facilitated by the Industrial Training Fund (ITF).

NMRC also provided the graduates with start-up tools and kits.

Speaking at the closing ceremony, the Managing Director/Chief Executive, Professor Charles Inyang-Ete, noted that the programme was part of NMRC’s strategic community outreach programme, designed to impact lives and contribute to solving problems in the housing construction sector.

He said: “Today is a day of delight for me. NMRC is proud to have initiated this programme and happy to note that the first batch of beneficiaries have graduated. We believe they are now empowered with the right skill to work as experts and earn a decent living for themselves and their families. We also know that by this, we are helping to reduce the skill deficit in the housing sector. It is our plan to sustain this effort as our contribution to improving technical skills in the construction industry.”

Responding on behalf of the beneficiaries, the Camp Secretary, Mr. Enoch Yohanna, expressed gratitude to NMRC for coming to their aid after their displacement by the Boko Haram crisis.

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