Wife of the governor of Lagos State, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, has charged women in the state, to utilise the opportunity provided by various skills acquisition centres built by the state government, to get skills for their economic empowerment.
She made the remarks at the commissioning of the Funmilayo Mobolaji Johnson Skill Acquisition Centre, in Ajah, a suburb of Lagos, donated by two firms, Huawei Technologies Limited and Fortis Project Services.
According to her, it was not fashionable for women to be idle and expect the husband to bankroll the family expenses, stressing that having something to contribute to home upkeep, go a long way in lifting the family.
In a statement made available to THISDAY yesterday and signed by the Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Mrs.Folasade Kadiri, Ambodeâ€™s wife said:, â€˜It is not advisable that ladies and women should live entirely on the income of their husbands. It is always helpful that the woman has something to contribute to the upkeep of the home. It also puts her in a respectable position in the familyâ€.
She disclosed that the state government had built about seventeen skill acquisition centres around the state, that train women, ladies, widows and school drop-outs, in skills like leather works, hat-making, carpentry, shoe-making, soap-making, dress-designing and computer-studies among others.