(NAN) Caires Grooming Agency, a Non Governmental Organisation, says it will create 1,000 jobs for young women in Nigeria through its Miss Heritage Nigeria beauty pageant.
This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday by the Chief Executive Officer of the organisation, Ms Chinonso Emeka.
She said the organisation would leverage on the occasion of the Africa Heritage Awards to also showcase the country’s rich cultural heritage.
She said the organisation would partner with the relevant government departments and agencies to provide opportunities for youths to actualise their dreams in the tourism sector.
“The agency is out to make youths of the country become more patriotic and law-abiding.
“I am happy to announce that through the Miss Heritage platform, we will be creating 1,000 jobs for 1,000 youths in Nigeria.
“Africa Heritage Award focuses on the integrity and credibility of institutions and organisations that have distinguished themselves in culture related areas and have demonstrated patriotism.
“The Miss Heritage Nigeria platform is an initiative to improve on the educational opportunities through skill acquisitions, agricultural practice, entrepreneurship and leadership programmes,” the CGA boss said.
Emeka said the organisation had met with the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and other senior officials of the ministry on the forthcoming event.
Emeka said the minister urged other NGOs to emulate the organisers of the Miss Heritage Nigeria beauty pageant.
She said the minister alluded to the fact that there were many areas in the creative industries where such organisations could make their impacts felt.
Emeka said the Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Mrs Dayo Keshi, who was present during the visit, observed that some African countries were currently imbibing the Nigerian dress culture.
She said Keshi urged organisations and individuals to complement government’s efforts in reviving Nigeria’s culture that was being eroded by westernisation. (NAN)