Olajide Osoba, Abeokuta
The Honourable Member representing Abeokuta North, Odeda and Obafemi Owode Federal constituency at the House of Representatives, Hon. Olumide Osoba has empowered five thousand unemployed youths in the three senatorial district of the state.
The five thousand unemployed youths were trained on different entrepreneurial skills in order to reduce the rate of unemployment in the state.
It call be recalled that last month the honorable member supplied and installed solar power panels to electrify Ibafo in Obafemi Owode Local Government area of the state.
The empowerment which will be in batches as he expects that each beneficiaries will be empowered with seed fund to start off their businesses.
In an another area, the Ogun State Coordinator of National Directorate of Employment, Mr Adekunle Bamigbade while speaking with newsmen noted that Osoba collaborated with them in facilitating the program.
According to him, NDE, in collaboration with Hon. Olumide Osoba facilitated this program to cover the Federal constituency of Abeokuta North, Odeda and Obafemi Owode local government of the state.
He said, ''We are training 50 people across his Federal constituency and the empowerment centers on entrepreneurship training, business, and how to set up small scale businesses"
"Our own role is to ensure that the program is being carried on well and we are doing the training for 5 days" he concludes
In the same vein, Hon. Adeola Akintande, a Former Chairman of Obafemi Owode Local Government government also added that the empowerment will be in batches ,saying that each beneficiaries will be empowered with seed fund to start off their businesses.
''What we are doing today is a training program that was facilitated by Hon. Olumide Osoba representing three Federal Constituency in Ogun State here, that is Abeokuta North, Obafemi Owode and Odeda Local Government area, we have quite numbers of people from the three different federal constituencies''
"Today so far we have trained people on how to be self reliant on how to become an entrepreneur and this will help in alleviating poverty level in the state and to generate income for them. The way the country is going now, you can not truely rely on one particular business"
" I believed today the targets for the seminar is 50 but with the interest and the expectation from the people that what am going to get at the end of this has tremendously increased the number of people"
"We anticipated that we are going to have about 50 people but now we have about 80 but we are still going to accommodate more"
" I want to appreciate the hon. Member of the federal house of representatives for doing this, this is just to say that he is doing this to pay back the people who have elected him into the office"
"The one we did in the last two months we have empowered about 500 people before then I had he did one before Ibafo and that empowerment is different from the one we did in Abeokuta here. I can tell you now that before the end of the year is aiming at targeting 5000 people" he concluded