Ijebu-Ode Council Boss Sponsors Over 1,000 Youths To Two-Week Skill Acquisition Training - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Ijebu-Ode Council Boss Sponsors Over 1,000 Youths To Two-Week Skill Acquisition Training

The Council Chairman, Engr. Olugbile addressing the participants 

ABEOKUTA - The Caretaker Chairman, Ijebu-Ode local government, Engr. Olugbenga Olugbile has sponsored not less than 1,000 youths from the Council Area to a two weeks vocational skill acquisition training. 

The training according to the Director of Information of the local government, Tope Oyekan, the trainees would be trained on various vocational skills such as detergent production, hair cream, sanitizers, disinfectants, pastries, cocktails and Chapman, make-up and tying of Gele and stoning of dresses. 

Oyekan said the training programme sponsored by the council chairman is private initiative, organized in conjunction with Speed Up Ogun Project, an NGO with the aim of empowering and lifting the people out of poverty.

Olugbile, while flagging off the training programme, held at the Itoro Hall, Ijebu Ode, on Tuesday, stated that the high rate of unemployment in the community necessitated the idea of the training.

He said rather than looking for white-collar jobs that are scarce and unavailable, youths can be gainfully employed, and also become employers of labour through this entrepreneurial training.

"When the youths are empowered positively, the nation is empowered, I urge you to take this training seriously; if you are serious with what you are doing, you are better off”, said the Chairman.

He further enjoined the trainees that irrespective of their educational background, they  should take the training serious, as no knowledge acquired is lost.

He added that the two weeks training should be seen as a precious time that can add value to their lives, and should therefore not be wasted.

Speaking earlier, the Programme Facilitator, Princess Oluwagbemisola Ajetunmobi, the Executive Director of the Speed-Up Ogun Project commended the Chairman for his effort at sponsoring the programme. 

She urged the trainees to take the advantage of the free training to work towards becoming self-employed and self reliant.

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