U.S. firm targets 2, 000 jobs for Nigerian women

Gary Heavin.

Gary Heavin.

Maria Brewer, Deputy Chief of Mission, United State embassy in Nigeria, on Friday said Curve International, a U.S. firm, was targeting 2, 000 jobs for Nigerian women in the next five years.

Brewer made the disclosure at the opening of a fitness centre owned by the firm at Zone E, Apo Legislative Quarters, Abuja, and said that the venture was a franchise of a

She said that the centre which started in Lagos in 2014 would be targeting to open about 200 additional centres across the country.

She said “Curve Fitness Centre in Abuja creates an opportunity to bolster a new fitness franchise industry in Nigeria and to promote female fitness and health”

According to the envoy, the fitness centre established by the firm has 7,000 outlets in 94 countries of the world.

She identified balanced diet, personal hygiene and good healthy lifestyle as panacea for longevity of life.

Guest Speaker at the occasion, Pastor Tunde Bakare, lauded the initiative of the company for setting such centre in Abuja.

He urged Nigerians to be more creative and think about what they could add to the world’s economy apart from population.

According to the cleric, it’s time for Nigerians to think of what they can package for the world’s economy rather what they can get from it.

Earlier, Operations Manager of the centre, Mrs Peace Elimimian, had expressed optimism that the centre would impact meaningfully on the lives of women.

She urged women, irrespective of age, to tap into the immense health benefits of the centre.

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