Council trains 100 in skill acquisition
The Ikosi-Ejinrin Local Council Development Area (LCDA) has inaugurated a two-week empowerment and skill acquisition programme to train unemployed youths.
The council also gave out 100 General Certificate Examinations (GCE) forms to 100 students from the LCDA, who are expected to partake in the forthcoming November/December West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE).
Speaking at the flag-off programme, Chairman of the LCDA, Akogun Anomo, explained that his administration, during the campaigns, promised to carry out massive empowerment programmes, especially for youths and the elderly.
While addressing the beneficiaries, Anomo said: “This skill acquisition programme is meant to empower you to start something on your own instead of waiting for white collar jobs that are not available. We believe that an idle hand is the devil’s workshop and we don’t want any of our people to remain idle, hence the purpose for this empowerment.
“We are not stopping here. On the completion of this particular programme, we will organise another one for people to learn tailoring, hair dressing, furniture making and the likes and these training programmes may take as long as six months.
On completion and graduation, we will buy equipment for everyone that partakes in that training so that they can start their own businesses.
“We are concerned about the education of our youth as well and that is why we have given out 100 GCE forms to some students, who will be writing this year’s November/December examination. We have also organised tutorials for them and it is our plan to give university scholarships to those who perform up to our expectations.”
The beneficiaries are expected to receive training in printing on gift items, nylon production, short and braid wigs, production of essential home items, classical catering and food management, makeup and headgear techniques.