Giving back to society is worthy cause – Sanwo-Olu

Over 1,000 Akwa Ibom youths drawn from the 31 local government areas of the state have been trained in various vocational skills ranging from catering to interior and outdoor decoration.

They were also trained in production of soap, toiletries, paint, beads, hats, and hairdressing.

 The free training was sponsored by the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Mr Nsima Ekere, in collaboration with the United Niger Delta Youths for Peace Development and the Gift Care Foundation.

Speaking at the end of the training, which held at the weekend at St. Patrick’s Primary School, Iboko Offot, Uyo, Ekere urged the beneficiaries to utilise the financial assistance and the skills acquired during the exercise to improve their lifestyle.

 Ekere, who was represented by the Head of Department of Economics, University of Uyo, Prof. Chris Ekong, said the effort was in line with his determination to curb youth unemployment and restiveness in the Niger Delta region

 “I am happy to be associated with this. I must tell you that today, it is skills that rule the world. Nothing can stop you from achieving your potential. You can be a shoemaker with a difference. You can be caterer with a difference.  You can be a dressmaker with a difference. It is all about investing passion in what you can do.

 “I urge you to practise what you’ve learnt and don’t stop availing yourselves of the opportunity to be retrained. You can conquer the world in your chosen vocation. If elected as governor, my administration will unlock the potential in every Akwa Ibom youth.”
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