Saturday, 16 April 2016

Curve International targets 2,000 jobs for Nigerian women

Maria Brewer, Deputy Chief of Mission, United State embassy in Nigeria, on Friday in Abuja said that Curve International is targeting 2,000 jobs for Nigerian women in the next five years.

Maria, who made the disclosure while declaring open a fitness centre at the zone E Apo Legislative quarters, said it is a franchise of a U.S. based business mogul, Gary Heavin.

The envoy noted that the centre, which started in Lagos last year, will be targeting to open about 200 additional centres across Nigeria.

She added that it is novelty way women can impact on the world’s economy.

She also said curve fitness centre in Abuja will creates an opportunity to bolster a new fitness franchise industry in Nigeria and to promote female fitness’s health.

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

The US envoy, however, identified balanced diet, personal hygiene and good healthy life style as a panacea for longevity of life.

Similarly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, who was the guest speaker at the occasion, lauded the initiative of the company for setting such fitness centre in Abuja.

The clergy, who noted that it is women world, however, tasked Nigerians to be more creative and think about what they can add to the world’s economy apart from population.

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

Also Peace Elimimian, Operation Manager of the centre, expressed her optimism in the ability of the centre to impact meaningfully to the lives of the women folk.

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

The centre, which is well equipped with modern fitness facilities, is set up strictly for women.