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Lagos Lawmaker Trains 1,000 Residents In Vocational Skills

Posted: Jun 13, 2015 at 5:07 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Tunde Opeseitan – Lagos


No fewer than 1,000 residents of Ifako-Ijaiye community in Lagos State have graduated from special vocational training sponsored by a member of the State Assembly representing Ifako-Ijaiye Constituency 1, Saka Fafunmi.

The graduands, who were trained in various vocational skills were also given 50 sewing machines to kick-start their businesses.

The graduation/inaugural party took place recently at African Church Primary School, College Road, Lagos.

While addressing the graduands, Fafunmi stated that the essence of representing his people was to impact on their lives in one way or the other.

According to him, “I have set a precedent as your representative in Ifako/Ijaiye, and nobody can take the benefits away. I don’t want to lose any of you. I will continue to impact on your lives, especially

the youths, as long as I remain your representative.”

One of the graduands, Ajayi Kehinde, who graduated from Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State before enrolling for free fashion designing training, said that she would explore the world of fashion designing and be the best designer in the world.

“I decided to take opportunity of the training because my tailors were not giving me what I wanted. I want to advise unemployed graduates not to waste their time, but to learn something and bring out the talents in them. They should stop looking for jobs but instead create jobs,” she said.

Alhaja Abiola Danjuma, who also graduated from the fashion school, said that she has started sewing for people on commercial basis before graduating from the school.

Abiola, who happens to be a politician in the area, revealed that Fafunmi thought she was joking, when she told him she was interested in the vocation, and thanked God and the lawmaker for the opportunity.

In his testimony, Mr. Idris Mehmood, said that he joined Fafunmi’s free fashion training programme seven months ago having graduated from a secondary school and that he hoped to learn more about the skill and further his education in the nearest future.

He advised the youths in the country to acquire skills, while calling on the government to provide skills acquisition opportunities for the teeming youths in the country.