The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) through the Abuja Enterprise Agency (AEA) has trained 550 retirees from the FCTA departments and agencies on entrepreneurship, and small and medium enterprises (SMEs), for them to invest their retirement benefits after civil service.
The Permanent Secretary of, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Mr. Olusade Adesola made this known at the closing ceremony of the 2022 pre-retirement training for retiring officers of the FCTA organized at the Abuja Enterprise Agency (AEA) headquarters .
Adesola, who was represented by the Director of Administration, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Atang Udo Samuel, explained that the FCTA recognizes the need to equip and prepare retirees, as well as those who may have left earlier, on which it takes to Work actively and profitably in the business environment.
While he advised the retirees, “We believe that after contributing your best active years in building and improving the FCT, you also deserve the best to be emotionally and technically empowered to face your next phase of life in the areas of Business and profession.. Of course, this is what the training is designed to achieve.
“It is my strong belief that you have been drilled for the last five days by facilitators who are highly experienced in business and management techniques, you are now set to launch into the business world with vigor and determination to succeed,”
The retiring officers were trained in courses such as: starting and managing consultancy business in Nigeria, personal financial planning and management, investment opportunities in Nigeria, will, and trust, health, wellness and leisure, among others.
Earlier, the Acting Managing Director of Abuja Enterprise Agency (AEA) Mallam Shehu Abdulkadir, urged the retirees to carry out all that they have gained in the training, that ultimately, it is expected that it will guarantee their financial stability and freedom after service. .
“The reason why the FCTA gave us the responsibility to train retirees from the FCT, is because here in Abuja Enterprise Agency, it is a place where you can always return to.
“You can come back to us when you have an investment opportunity or entrepreneurial venture that you want to go into. We have a team of experts who can advise you so that you do not fall into the wrong hands.
“Many of us spent 35 years in service or reached the age of 65, and at the end of the day, you get your retirement package, and unfortunately some fall into the wrong hands because you see people investing in ventures that are not Viable,” he said.