From Blessing Ibunge, Port Harcourt
The member representing Obio/Akpor Federal Constituency 1, Hon Ogundu Kinsley Chinda has concluded the first phase of free skill acquisition he sponsored , with the training of 250 constituents in several skills.
The 250 beneficiaries of the skill acquisition include both indigenes and non-indigenes resident at Elelenwo town, precisely in Obio/Akpor Ward 5, in Rivers state.
The beneficiaries include men, women and youths were trained on Tailoring, Ankara making, Hat making, Hair dressing and wig making.
They were also trained on Allied products and cosmetology, Interior and exterior decoration, Hair barbing, Catering services, Make up Artistry, Handset repairs, Bead making and Leather foot wears.
Speaking at the weekend during the graduation of the empowered beneficiaries, Hon Kingsley Chinda, commended the students for devoting their time to acquiring their choice of skills.
He said: “You have the zeal to learn, not only you but all our youths both those in diaspora are serious and hardworking people. What the zeal I have seen in this programme connotes is that Nigeria youths are not Lazy at all, rather they lack the opportunities and right environment.”
He further urged the students to utilize the opportunity judiciously and also take steps to teach others so that those around them will benefit from their knowledge.
“When something good is about to take place is when you begin to face more challenges, don’t be discouraged, continue because tough times do not last but tough people do. Continue to pray to God, continue to dream and to work towards your dreams. Be consistent and persistent in everything you do in life and you will sure get success.”
He appreciated the organizers, SwitzCreations for their time and effort put in, assured that the exercise will continue in the remaining 16 wards of Obio/Akpor,
His Royal Majesty EzeAmb.SunnyWeliChukwu JP, Paramount ruler of ElelenwoEtor, thanked the sponsor Rep O. K. Chinda for putting up such a wonderful programme to the people and urged the participants to be steadfast in their various skills.
Meanwhile, Hon EchenduWeli, councilor representing Ward 5 Elelenwo in Obio/Akpor legislative assembly has commended the National Assembly member for his continued support and programs to assist his people.
He expressed happiness seeing the number of students graduating from the training and also made a pledge of 10,000 naira each to support the best graduating students in the various departments.
Highlight of the event was the presentation of certificate and starter packs to the best 11 students in all the departments.
The training is schedule to continue in Ward 16 in two weeks’ time as stated by the lawmaker.