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Council trains 200 in vocational skills

IkosAs part of efforts to cushion the effect of the nation’s poor economy on citizens, the Sole Administrator of Ikosi-Isheri Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Aremo Abdul Adewale, has presented certificates of empowerment to 206 beneficiaries of the council’s free skill acquisition programme.

The beneficiaries spent two weeks to acquire knowledge in seven vocations namely: soap and disinfectant making, paint production, Adire , fabric design, makeup and Gele, producing gift items as well as notebooks.

While delivering his address during the graduation ceremony, Adewale on Wednesday , stated that the empowerment initiative is in fulfillment of the campaign promises of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to Nigerians.

He added that, with the successful completion of training , the beneficiaries have transited from job seekers to job providers.He disclosed that the council has gone further to assist the beneficiaries financially from the training, by registering them on a business service provider website, where people from all parts of the world can contact them for their services.

Adewale also commended the contribution of Necessary Measure Against Poverty (NEMAP) who trained the beneficiaries to the success of the programme, by providing the instructors.

Earlier in her address, the representative of the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment, Lagos State, Mrs. Iyabo Seriki-Bello, commended the council for the initiative and assured that the state government would continue to work towards eradicating poverty among Lagosians.

The high point of the ceremony was the presentation of certificates to the beneficiaries that included a traditional chief in the area, Chief Jimoh Atanda Olukosi, who trained in paint production.

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