By G9ija

The National Senior Citizens Centre (NSCC) is to establish baseline data on Older Persons-led indigenous Crafts and other Livelihood Ventures in Nigeria.

A move towards achieving this is the conduct of a national survey of older persons-led indigenous Crafts and other handy work ventures, to assess skills, capacities and market challenges towards the development of intergenerational small and medium scale community enterprises, a part of the National Senior Citizens Centre’s Livelihood Empowerment Programs.

The national assessment survey which commenced on the 24th of October, 2022 is for ten days, is in partnership with the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) and NSCC States Stakeholders Consultative Forums on Ageing, holding in eighteen states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The eighteen states are; Abia, Enugu, Ebonyi, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Rivers, Kogi and Kwara States.Others are, Niger, Ekiti, Lagos, Oyo, Zamfara, Kano, Jigawa, Adamawa, Borno, and Gombe States.Six Local Government Areas in each of the eighteen states are slated for the enumeration with training of the enumerators by Master trainers and supervisors from NSCC and NDE head offices in Abuja.

Director General of NSCC, Dr. Emem Omokaro says the national survey which findings will be published as baseline data on older persons’ indigenous livelihoods, will inform interventions and also spotlight Older Persons Contribution to Economic Growth and Community Prosperity after many years and history of marginalization.  Omini Oden (ACPA, FCAI)Head, Corporate Affairs, Media and Communications