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Kwara First Lady Trains And Equips Over 40 Youths


No fewer than 40 people selected from the three Senatorial Districts of Kwara state were today empowered by the First Lady of Kwara State Her Excellency Dr Mrs. Olufolake AbdulRazaq  after undergoing 1month intensive training in fashion designing.

Dr Olufolake while presenting  sewing machines and certificates to the beneficiaries in Ilorin the state capital said the event was part of her  effort for youths to acquire technical, vocational and educational training and the development of other  relevant skills.

Dr Olufolake who was represented by her Director of Protocol Raphael Hassan said the  aim of the training and empowerment is to recognize the strategic importance of equipping people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship.

The Emiir of Ilorin Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari (CFR) in a statement by his media aide Mallam Abdulaziz Arowona commended the first lady for her commitments to women and youths empowerment in the state.

Also while thanking the first lady on behalf of the beneficiaries, the Emir of shonga His Royal Highness Dr Haliru Yahaya (OON) in a letter described the sponsorship of the exercise as being in consonance with the concern of His Excellency's adminstration for youth empowerment through education, skills development and entrepreneurship particularly that of the disadvantaged girl child.

Similarly the Olofa of Offa Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi in a letter appreciated the kind gesture of the first lady saying it will be of great socio economic benefits to the communities and the state at large.

 The trainer, Hajjia Fati Aliyu said the one month training acquired by the beneficiaries has given them  enough knowledge required to stand on their feet.

Misturah Mohammed from Ilorin West Local Government, AbdulHakeem Ajenifuja from Offa Local Government and Rabiat Abubarkar from  Edu Local Government who spoke on behalf of the beneficiaries  thanked the first lady and promised  that the equipment would be used for the benefit and growth of the society.

The First Lady stated that her office and the Ajike People Support Centre will continue to monitor the progress of the graduates.


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