The Lagos State Government says it is training 98 women living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) on various trade skills.
Mr Peter Obialor, Coordinator of people living with HIV/AIDS, Community Department in Alimosho General Hospital, Igando Lagos, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday.
Obialor said the empowerment is being conducted by the Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation (WAPA) with the aim of reducing poverty in the state.
“This training is organised for people living with HIV to empower them and make them feel among and not to be rejected and discriminated upon.
“This training at least will help them build their self esteem instead of losing it; and they can equally be free to showcase themselves as people who can do a particular thing.
“The people are being trained on how to make tie and dye, bead making, makeup, gele tying, cosmetology, hairdressing, event management and catering services.