2500 youths to benefit from Bafa Foundation employment programmes

ATABOR JULIUS  LOKOJA.

No fewer than two thousand five hundred artisans  and unemployed youths  ( 2500)   have been targeted  to benefit from empowerment programmes organised by the Bafa Foundation  in Lokoja, kogi state capital.

Addressing Journalists  on the development on Tuesday, in Lokoja,  the foundation representative, Mr Sunday Abidoye disclosed that  the essence of the foundation is to uplift the standard of living of the vulnerable citizenry .

According to  him the Bafa Foundation  is a non  governmental organization which is an offshoot of Bafa Multilurpose Cooperative society operating in kogi state has been undertaken lives saving projects  for the unemployed and the vulnerable  persons stressing that it has set in motion projects that will transform over 2500 individuals in the state 

He added that the project  is  in addition to the already established empowerment program that  had covered 1500 kogi  indigenes across the three senatorial districts .

Abidoye explained that the target beneficiaries of the programme include Artisans, traders, hairdressers, laundry operators, barbers, tailors and road side mechanics .

Abidoye stated that aside the Foundation’s head office in Lokoja, it has branches in Okene, Kabba, Idah, Anyigba and Ankpa from where Bafa has been assisting entrepreneurs and business owners to  flourish in their respective line of businesses.

“It is  no more news that our nation, Nigeria has been officially announced as the global headquarters of poverty. This revelation is not exactly made so that government can be insulted or castigated. 

“it was revealed so that humanitarian concerns and philanthropic gesture could be made by those who have enough to those who have not. It is in the light of this that the BAFA FOUNDATION is working with like minds to banish extreme poverty from Nigeria through the “TOUCH A LIFE INITIATIVE program” He informed.

Meanwhile Mrs Joy Isah and Kende Magaji , beneficiaries of the Bafa Foundation commended the organisation for taking them out of extreme poverty and called on other NGOs to emulate them to change the poverty narratives plaguing the nation.
 

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