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Over 1000 participants empowered in the maiden ITAM skill acquisition programme


Dr. Nelson Obine.

Over 1000 persons across three communities in Lagos, have received various skill set from the maiden Trade Association Management skill acquisition program.

The event held in the month of June, focused on three under privileged communities, Bariga, Makoko and Ilaje Otumara village.

The programme covered production and packaging of various kinds of soaps, bleach-stain-remover and insecticides with safety measures and measurements that must be carried out.

Organiser said, the programme came with a crux of benefits associated with self-employment, job creation and the multiplier effect that translates into wealth creation.

Samples of the items produced were shared to all the participants to further aid their learning, packaging and marketing by the time they start their independent production.

Dr. Nelson Obine, President of the Institute of Trade Association Management in a statement said there was a prior understanding with the Baale of the Communities, who had taken turn to pray and declare the event open.

Alhaji Ralialau Alabi Yunusa, the Bale of Bajulaiye area of Bariga Community commended the people for being part of the history making event, to acquire the needed skills for self-employment.

He also appreciated  the organisers and sponsors of the Event.

Jeffrey Uwaoma, media aide to Chief Kehinde Kalejaiye, Baale of Ilaje Otumara community in appraisal reiterated the benefits of the programme and prayed for it’s continuity.

Babatunde Oba, a youth leader of Makoko Community in a remark said, “we felt like having it once more”.

In his closing remark, Dr. Obine thanked the management of Access Bank for boosting the programme through sponsorship, and called for corporate adoption of the programme while taking the social- cultural and economic benefits thereof.

He said partnering with programmes like this, is humane, and sure contribution in actualizing the 2030 sustainable development goals as well as the Africa Agenda 2063.

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