By Daniel Tyokua
University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH) Gwagwalada has organised skills acquisition training programme for the senior staff.
The chairman Senior Staff Association, Pharmacist Telzin Maxwell during the training said the essence was to equip members with relevant farming skills and make them self-reliant.
The workshop was focused on fish farming business aimed at giving members of the association the opportunity to earn more income in addition to their monthly salary.
Maxwell who is also an assistant director Pharmaceutical service pointed out that the participants also took part on practical on how they could do farming activities at their back yards, adding that at the end of the training programme members would be given starter packs.
He encouraged staff of the hospital to either engage in large or small scale farming activities with a view to increasing food production in the FCT and the nation at large.
The Chairman maintained that the association under him would continue to motivate members to engage in vocations permitted by law for civil servants to engage, adding that agriculture and other lawful vocations would be given priority attention throughout his tenure.
Maxwell stated that the challenge facing the association was funds but the current leadership would make judicious use of the resources to better lots of members.
The event was attended by some UATH management staff including the Chairman Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC) Dr. Nicholas Baamlong and director nursing services Mrs. Lydia Chukwu among others.