Delta: 80 physically challenged persons benefit from skills’ training


No fewer than 80 physically challenged persons have so far benefited from the Delta State organized Skills’ Training and Entrepreneurship (STEP) programme.

The state Commissioner for Women Affairs, Community and Social Development, Mrs Omatsola Williams, said this on Monday in Asaba.

Williams was speaking at a one-day orientation programme organised by her ministry in collaboration with the Office of Job Creation for persons with disabilities.

Williams said that 51 persons with disabilities benefited from the programme in 2016/2017 cycle, while an additional 29 persons had just been enrolled for the 2017/2018 cycle.

She said that the beneficiaries were selected from the various local government areas of the state on cluster-to- cluster basis.

The commissioner also said that the beneficiaries would be trained for between three months to six months depending on their chosen…

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