Senator Ogba trains, Empowers 100 constituents in diverse skills
By Chinwe Imo-Eze Onwosi
Over one hundred women and youths drawn from Ebonyi Central Federal constituency have been empowered by the the senator representing the constituency at the National Assembly, Senator Obinna Ogba.
Sen. Ogba during the event which held at Salt Lake hotel, Abakaliki on Wednesday, 24th November, 2021 said the exercise was done in collaboration Projects Development Institute, PRODA.
He said the training was in a bid to reduce unemployment to a minimal level mostly amongst the youths and women and as well curb the rising youth restiveness.
The senator who was represented at the event by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr Godfrey Chikwere noted that the training would equip the participants with the right knowledge of the skill.
According to him “The essence of the programme is to empower people, We will also train the people on how to produce detergent, bleach, liquid soap, air freshener, bead making among others to make them remain relevant in the labour market.
“Those that fall under fashion designing will get industrial machines and the regular sowing machines too, those that are trained in household items will be empowered with chemicals, cash and every other required equipments.
“The programme is wholely targeted to reduce joblessness in the society and it cuts across all the council areas of Ebonyi Central zone.
“People were selected across board and most of them are indigent persons including those that have no job. That is the nature of selection” he said.
“It will not just be training alone, If you give somebody sowing machine, the person will need money to buy other materials to start up, so, they will be financially packaged to back the skills which they acquired.
“It is not political motivated, is just a way of curbing insecurity and empowering the youths.
“What kills skill acquisition training is when you give people training alone without considering, m if the person has a space to start with, like shop and other materials too.
Speaking to The Voice, a participant, Igboke Angela appreciated Sen Ogba for the regular empowerment programme.
Mrs Igboke who was trained in fashion design revealed that her choice of area of interest was based on opportunity in the fashion business and prayed Almighty God to reward the senator.