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The Fountain of Life for the needy Foundation (FOLF) has empowered over 200 women including physically challenged individuals with requisite entrepreneurial skills to be self-reliance as part of efforts to reduce unemployment in the country.

At a three-day training workshop held at Amuwo Odofin Local government Secretariat, Lagos, to mark the 10 year anniversary of the foundation, beneficiaries were trained in makeup artistry, hat making and stove thread making skills.

Speaking at the event, Executive director of the foundation, Joyce Oduah said the group made women emancipation a focal point to further advance their tradition of empowering women to improve their standards of living for the betterment of their families and the society at large.

Oduah said the aim of the foundation is to touch as many lives as possible to reduce poverty and unemployment in the country.

Commending the level of trainees’ enthusiasm, the director said the foundation’s target was to train 100 beneficiaries but ended with over 200 individuals indicated interest in the training exercise.

She however promised that the group would select and empower the best five trainees with materials relevant to the skill learnt at the grand finale of the anniversary celebration.

Chairman of the local government, Engr. Valentine Oluwaseyi Buraimoh lauded the organisers for empowering the women and contributing to the development of the country.

Noting that government cannot provide employment for all, the chairman said individuals and organisations must complement government’s efforts in providing job opportunities for Nigerians.

He said for the country to grow, the citizens must be self-employed and self-reliant.

Meanwhile, Illeviaoje Hotel and Suites, in Ijegun, Alimosho area of Lagos State has conducted a seminar for over 600 youths to sensitise them on the dangerous effects of cultism, drugs abuse and other social vices on their lifestyle and future.

Speaking at the event, Managing Director of the outfit, Daniel Ojeaburu said the management was seriously perturbed over the spate of cultism and other social ills that youths are engaged which shifted their focus from legitimate pursuits.

Also speaking, manager of the company, Taofikat Abidemi said that Illeviaoje aimed to set standard in the area in terms of facilities, security, and qualified personnel to boost the hospitality business.

Abidemi used the occasion to appreciate the police, particularly the men and officers of Isheri Oshun division for their cooperation, gallantry and rapid responses in matters of security, especially in putting an end to the menace of scavengers who constitute nuisance to the community.


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