Alade empowers youths, doles out cash to 300 entrepreneurs in Akoko

No fewer than 300 entrepreneurs trained in Akoko North West Constituency 2 in Ondo state on Small Scale Enterprises have received cash backing to begin a new life in their respective areas.

The beneficiaries who are mainly youths and adults were drawn from various community in the constituency.

A Cheiftain of All Progressives Congress and Senatorial Aspirant, Rear Admiral Samuel Ilesanmi Alade (Rtd) gave out the cash backing after the completion of their training by the entrepreneurs at Irun Akoko in Ondo state said the programme was designed to alleviate the abject poverty confronting his people in the area.

Alade noted that similar programme has been carried out in the communities in Constituency 1 of the local government which includes Okeagbe, Oyin, Arigidi, Ajowa, Iyani, Gedegede, Erusu, Ibaram, Ikaram, and Iye.

His words: “This programme was brought to existence because I see that youth are agitating and struggling for something to do that will be giving them daily bread. That made me to devise this means to subject the youth to skills training through which their daily bread will be delivered to their various tables.

“I will always like to see youths growing and doing well. My objective is to eradicate joblessness among the youths in my area and other parts of Ondo North Senatorial District”, Alade maintained

Alade stressed that the participants have been trained in various skills free of charge.

He said they have been trained in soap making, cosmetology, caking and confectioneries makeover and leather work among others.

Various gifts were presented to Rear Admiral Alade Rtd from the handiwork of the participants which include bag of different modern make-up utensils, a lovely cake, Small chops, Fish roll, Egg roll and many other snacks. All produced by them while the Leather department presented Bag, palm sandals , Earnings, purse, etc.

The event which was graced eminent personalities which include, Owa of Ogbagi Land, Eleshe of Eshe, The Lord Bishop of Akoko Diocese, Rt Rev JO Bada and his wife.

Others are, former Speaker of the Ondo House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Oluwasegunota Bolarinwa , Ogbagi APC Leader, Hon. Alhaji Oloruntoba, Alhaji Kilani, Hon. Makanjuola, Mrs. Kolawole, Hon. Musa Olasehinde, Alhaji Areje, Chief Mrs. Oshadahun, Engr. Mrs. Adams Stella, former Akoko North local government Chairman Hon.Ogunmilade AKA (Aboy), Otunba Rotimi Idowu Oriky, Hon Frank Oloruntoba, Hon Mrs Hellen Oluwasola from AKOKO South West among others.

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