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VP's Office donates 64 sewing machines to AEA on Osinbajo's 64th birthday

Mar, 2021 | By Salamatu Aminu and Asiya Sulaiman | ||

The office of the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osibanjo has donated 64 sewing machines to the Abuja Enterprise Agency (AEA) for the creation of fashion training center to nurture and train indigenes and residents of the FCT on fashion design. This was part of activities to mark his 64th birthday and commemorate this year's International women's day celebration.

The Special Assistant to the Vice President on Community Engagement and Civic Intervention, Olatoyesi Oladapo, while handing over the sewing machines to the Managing Director of the Agency, Mal Arabi Tukur Muhammad, said government is determined to support Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) "It is the Vice President's 64th birthday and we are happy to initiate this project at AEA. The purpose is to train people who are interested in the fashion business such that they know at AEA, they can get professional fashion design training" she said.

The Managing Director while receiving the machines commended the Vice President for this gesture and thanked him for finding the AEA worthy of this partnership. "The agency would set up a fashion training institute were those trained can go out and create employment". "When the institute is established, it will create jobs and enhance the livelihood of the people. "We have received 64 machines to mark Prof Yemi Osinbajo's 64th birthday. Some will be given to indigent MSMEs who need them and half will be used at the institute," he added.

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