By Khalid Idris Doya
A charitable organization, the Nura Manu Soro Foundation has been renamed to Ajiya Adamu Skills Acquisition Centre, an official of the organization, Malam Zakari Mohammed has disclosed.
Malam Zakari Mohammed said that the renaming of the foundation became inevitable in order to remove all sentiment of political partisanship, having the initiator of the foundation, Nura Manu Soro, a politician.
He explained that it was also to enable the centre to positively impact the knowledgeable skills of the unemployed for self-reliance while supporting less-privileged students pursue brighter education for the socio-economic and political development of the society.
Zakari was speaking while receiving skills acquisition materials worth N4, 062, 000 donated to the centre by the Chinese Embassy in Nigeria as part of its philanthropic gesture for supporting the needy towards self-reliance.
He enumerated the materials donated to the centre that included 25 manual sewing machines, two industrial power sewing machines, standing fans, blackboards and other skills demonstration materials, as well as some monetary palliatives to the centre 14 instructors to boost their morale.
Other materials donated to the centre, according to the official, are some furniture that included chairs and desks, generator, and other skills acquisition demonstration materials for use by students during teaching and learning sessions.
Also included in the acquired materials are scissors, tables, chemicals, learning paper sheets, as well as other chemicals for making soap, perfumes, and other commodities.
Zakari, popularly known as ‘Jikan Ma’aji’ further explained that though Nura Manu Soro is still a stakeholder in the programme, the renaming of the foundation is to broaden the scope of its vision and mission, with the centre currently having 300 learning students.