Vocational training

500 Offa natives benefit from free vocational training

Five hundred youths from Offa Local Government Area in Kwara State have benefited from free vocational skills training to make them financially independent and independent.

Some of the training skills appreciated were in computers, baking and decorating, soap and air freshener making, face makeup designs, cushions and quilt making.

Speaking at the training program in Offa over the weekend, the founder of a non-governmental organization, Free Light of Nigerian Youth Foundation (FLONY), who provided the gesture, Hajiya Farida Musa-Jauro, said the foundation is committed to contributing to national development and regional efforts to address the challenges of poverty.

The founder said the organization aims to help orphans, illiterates and children reduce poverty to the bare minimum and prevent actions that threaten peace in the country.

“We have begun and will continue to mobilize private and public sector interventions through advocacy and encourage young people to devote their intellectual and physical energies to solving societal problems.

“The sole purpose of the foundation is to empower Nigerians and other countries regardless of distance and nationalities.

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“We started in 2019 and have trained over 14,540 young people inside and outside the country, such as Ghana, Niger Republic, Adamawa, Kebbi, Sokoto and Kwara,” she said. .

Also speaking at the event, the Olofa of Offa, Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi-Esuwoye II, thanked the foundation for empowering 500 people inside and outside the city.

The monarch, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Mr. Azeez Kadri, called on all recipients to maximize the opportunity given to them in the training and make judicious use of the materials.

He urged them to share the knowledge gained with other people around them and be an employer of labor through the opportunity given to them.

Also present at the occasion were the President of the Offa Development Union (ODU), Evangelist Ayo Ogunwole, and the Social Director of ODU, Alhaja Sherifat Jato, who presented a certificate of training to all the beneficiaries.

Speaking, the foundation’s National Program Director, Ambassador Olasunkanmi Kolawole, appreciated the gesture towards poverty eradication in Nigeria.

Kolawole called on well-meaning Nigerians to emulate the foundation’s kind of gesture to improve the economic lives of members of society.

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500 Offa natives benefit from free vocational training

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500 Offa natives benefit from free vocational training