In tandem with his electoral promises, the lawmaker representing Okitipupa/Irele federal constituency at the National Assembly, Hon. Gboluga Dele Ikengboju has facilitated another empowerment programme for his constituents.
The empowerment programme which took place at his constituency office in Okitipupa, yesterday, Saturday, 27th February, 2021 featured training in cake baking and other hospitality businesses after which participants were supported with cash gifts of N20,000 each.
Beneficiaries numbering about 100 randomly selected from Okitipupa and Irele LGAs including artisans were taught ways to improve their skills in tandem with global best practices.
Addressing participants on behalf of his principal, Hon. Niyi Akinmola the Chief of Staff to the distinguished lawmaker said the empowerment programme is part of the numerous projects initiated by the lawmaker to support his constituents even as he assured of more in no distant time.
In her reaction, one of the beneficiaries, Mrs. Christianah Orisaebinone from Okitipupa, said her thirst to improve her skills by learning new trades has been satisfied having participated in the programme.
She said “‘This is a great opportunity for me and I am very grateful to our MHR for this brilliant opportunity.
“For a long time, I have wished to learn cake baking and today, I have been well equipped, so I can assure you that I will maximize this opportunity.”
The Chairperson, Okitipupa LGA Hairdressers Association, Mrs B.O Ogundayomi, opined that the event was timely and well thought out, noted that its positive effect on the Ikale people cannot be overemphasized. She therefore encouraged the distinguished lawmaker to continue with his good deeds.
Mrs. Dare Amasika from Akotogbo, Irele LGA appreciated Hon. Ikengboju “for his outstanding leadership” prayed that God continus to enrich him with wisdom, knowledge and understanding.
Miss Aro Banke is another beneficiary from Irele LGA who expressed delight and satisfaction at the programme.
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