By Richard Akintade, Osogbo
In his effort to conquer poverty, boost job creation and ensure continuous human capacity development and quality representation for his people, Senator Adelere Oriolowo has facilitated a Vocational Training for Practical Skill Development and Training of Youths and Women on Fish Farming in Osun West Senatorial District.
The training, which was held at King’s Riverside Event Centre, Iwo, Osun state, was in two phases.
The first phase, which was in two batches and which ran from Sept 19-22, had over 70 participants, while the second phase which was held from Sept 28-29 had 50 participants as trainees.
Both phases of the training had resource persons from the Federal College of Fishery and Marine Technology(FCFMT) and experts from the Nigeria Institute For Oceanography and Marine Research (NIMOR) to train the participants on how to start fish farming and be successful in it.
Senator Oriolowo, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Legislative Compliance, while addressing the participants, said the training was facilitated in his bid to ensure youths of the Senatorial district are self employed through productive entrepreneur skills.
“I believe in sustainable empowerment rather than consumables empowerment, and that informs the reason I’m organizing this training as part of my constituency project”, Oriolowo said.
Senator Oriolowo said the training was also geared towards promoting entrepreneurship in the senatorial district, creating wealth and boosting job creation in the society and as well as complementing the development strides of Governor Gboyega Oyetola in the state.
He promised to facilitate more vocational training and entrepreneurial skills acquisition for the good people of his Senatorial district.
Participants were picked from the ten (10) local government areas that make up Osun West Senatorial district namely; Iwo, Aiyedire, Olaoluwa, Irewole, Isokan Ayedaade, Ede North, Ede South, Ejigbo and Egbedore.
Certificates of participation were issued at the end of the programme, with a take-off grant worth fifty thousand naira (#50,000) given to each participant.
The participants expressed their happiness to the Senator for facilitating such a life-enriching programme for them and promised to make the best use of the knowledge acquired from the training.