500 Offa natives benefit from free vocational training

Five hundred young people in the Offa Local Government Area of ​​Kwara State have benefited from free vocational skills training to help them become financially independent and self-sufficient.

Some of the training skills enjoyed included computers, baking and decorations, making soap and air fresheners, designing facial makeup, making pillows and quilts.

During the training program in Offa last weekend, Hajiya Farida Musa-Jauro, founder of a non-governmental organization, Free Light of Nigerian Youth Foundation (FLONY), which provided the gesture, said the foundation is committed to contributing to the national and regional efforts to tackle poverty.

The founder said the organization’s goal was to help orphans, illiterates and children to minimize poverty and prevent actions that threaten peace in the country.

“We have started and will continue to mobilize private and public sector interventions through advocacy and encourage young people to voluntarily devote their intellectual and physical energy to solving problems in society.

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

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

The Olofa of Offa, Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi-Esuvoye II, also spoke at the event and 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 beneficiaries to make the most of the opportunities offered to them in the training and to use the equipment wisely.

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

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

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The national director of the foundation’s program, 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 people in the 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

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