Lawmaker empowers over 100 indigents with skill acquisition
Moses Nwite Abakaliki
A Lawmaker representing Ebonyi Central Senatorial Zone, Senator Obinna Ogba in Partnership with Project Development Institute has trained over 100 indigent Ebonyi Women and Youths on skill acquisition and vocational programme.
The programme which was organised by Projects Development Institute in collaboration with Senator Obinna Ogba, took place at Salt Lake Hotel, Abakaliki.
Speaking during the event, Senator Ogba urged the participants to make judicious use of the training and the monetary provisions accompanying the exercise
The Senator explained that the essence of the exercise was aimed at reducing joblessness and unemployment among citizens of the State.
He said: “the essence of the programme is for the empowerment of people. It’s a semi-skilled empowerment programme. There will be teaching on production of household products like detergents.
“There’s a segment for fashion designing and beadd making. The particiants will be given industrial machines and the regular sewing machines. The essence of the programme is to curb joblessness and insecurity in society..
“People are selected across the local government that make up Ebonyi Central zone, Ikwo, Ezza South, Ezza North and Ishielu. The categories of those selected for the programme are either indigent or graduates without jobs.
“The particiants are not only going to be given start-up equipment but also grant to enable them kick start their businesses. The participants should make do with what they are given so that they can become self relaint and sufficient.”
Appreciating the gesture of the Senator, a particiant, Mrs. Igboke Angela promised to make judicious use of the training for self development and economic fulfillment of her family.