Empowerment: Kogi Senator Commences Training for 200 Kogi Women and Youths

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The Senator representing Kogi Central, Ahmed Ogembe, has organized training to empower over 200 women and youths from the 5 local government that makes up the central senatorial district on various entrepreneurial skills to enable them to be independent.
Addressing the participants on Sunday, Senator Ahmed Ogembe who was represented by Hon Ismaila Amoka said, the training was conceived  to reduce poverty within his district and empower people to be able to cater for themselves and their immediate family.
“It is my utmost desire to see that my people are happy and comfortable especially in this period that our country faces a very bad economic challenge”.
“This training is meant to make you to be independent, be a job provider, rather than being a seeker, you will be self sustained and also support your various families and by this, to the barest, the recession we are currently facing will be a thing of the past”, he added.
Senator encouraged the beneficiaries to make use of the opportunity given to them by paying serious attention to the facilitators of the training and also promised that the training will be a continuous one.
He assured them that the selected candidates for the training will be given cash to start their business and some will also be empowered with tricycle, motorcycle, grinding machine, sewing machine among others during another empowerment program that will hold after all batches of the training section concluded soon.
One of the facilitators, Mr Jimoh Abdulahamid, told newsmen that some of the support services training giving to the participants will be helpful to virtually all of them, especially those  who already have small businesses.
He said participants will be formed into groups and registered with the State Ministry of Commerce, industries and relevant organizations to enable them access funds apart from the Senator’s financial assistance.
One of the beneficiaries, Mr Lawal Lamidi, thanked the senator for his gesture, describing the training as the best thing to happen at this time of the nations economic hardship.
Mrs Omayoza Sariki, another beneficiary thanked the senator, saying once the money is disbursed she  would use the money to boost her small provision store.
Reports gathered that the training was flag off on Friday and it includes taught modules on how to manage small and medium businesses, soap making, beads making and also opened up some support services and opportunities.

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