Speaking at the ceremony, the Sole Administrator of the LCDA, Aremo Adewale Abdul noted that the training was borne out of the need to bring practical solutions to the socio-economic challenges facing the country at this time.
“Obviously there’s no better time to bring about this change we all desire than now. There is no better time to equip and empower our residents for wealth creation than now,” he argued.
The participants were trained in seven different vocations:
- Soap making,
- Disinfectant making,
- Paint making,
- Tie and dye making,
- Fabric design,
- Makeup, and
They were all issued certificate of participation.
The Permanent secretary, state Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation (WAPA), Mrs. Lolu Akande who was represented by the Director of Employment in the ministry, Mrs. Iyabo Seriki-Bello, lauded the initiative and encouraged other development council areas in the state to adopt similar measures in their locality.
Some of the beneficiaries of the programme commended the LCDA for the gesture and promised to put the skills into economic use.
The ceremony has in attendance the Onikosi of Ikosi land, Oba Samuel Alamu Oloyede; the Akogun of Ikosi-Isheri land, Prof. Joseph Agboye; Iya-loja General of Ikosi-Isheri, Alhaja Iyabo; Nollywood actress, Adenike Peller, among others.