Aina Legacy Foundation To Empower Over 200 Youths Via Different Skills Acquisition Programmes
Well over 200 youths on Monday, gathered at the Hon. Aina’s Empowerment House to benefit from the ‘2021 Aina Legacy Foundation Free Training scheme’.
The Free Training Scheme, a scheme initiated by two times Ogun State House of Assembly member and Commissioner II in the Ogun State Judicial Service Commission is in tandem with Ogun State Ministry of Youths and Sports’s many empowerement schemes.
Hon. Nurudeen Aina Akinpelu, while flagging off the scheme, said that it is aimed at addressing high rate of unemployment, rising cases of insecurity in Nigeria, and also persistent academic impasse between University workers and the Federal Government.
VOA News reports that well over 200 youths would be empowered with different skills vis-a-vis; Hairdressing, Make-up, Fashion designing, Photography, Ankara craft, Shoe and Craft making, among several other.
The two times House of Assembly member, Hon. Nurudeen Aina, in an interview with VOA News Correspondent, said, ‘the purpose of setting up the initiative was to assist the Executive Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dr. Dapo Abiodun in his quest at reducing unemployment rate among the youth.
“We are trying to get the youths engaged because our able Governor, Prince Dr. Dapo Abiodun MFR is working round the clock to ensure that idle youths across the state are kept busy, while also reducing unemployment rate after the turn out of their skills acquisition”.
Adding that the strategy was aimed at shielding the most vulnerable from the ravaging effects of COVID-19 pandemic, such as; extreme hunger, poverty and joblessness.
One of the Facilitators present at the event, Mr Olamitide, in his admonition message to the trainees, implored them to put God first in whatever business they intend to establish after their skills acquisition in that, putting God’s first in one’s business makes it outstanding. He advised them not to see their colleagues as a competitor or threat.
The dignitaries who graced the events included; Reverend Ekundayo Emmanuel, Mohammad Mustapha Yusuf, Yusuf Sulaimon Olayinka, Oluwole Odinsanya, among several other.