NO fewer than 170 indigenes of Sepeteri, who are also graduates of tertiary institutions, are attending a workshop on Youth Development and Empowerment Workshop/Seminar organised by Sepeteri Improvement Union (SIU) in collaboration with a non-government organisation, Tomeb Foundation and Ifesowapo Microfinance Bank (IMFB), Sepeteri, , Saki East Local Government Area of Oyo State.
The three-day workshop themed: “Build your own future” is taking place between July 18 and 20, 2016 at Sepeteri town hall, Sepeteri.
Declaring the workshop open, the Chairman, Caretaker Committee of Saki East Local Government Area, Mr Moruf Salau, urged participants not to misuse the opportunity.
Also speaking, the founder of Tomeb Foundation, Alhaji Tunde Popoola, in his paper entitled: “Self awareness and building your own future” took the participants through the ways by which they could discover themselves, importance of impactful living and basic skills required to identify business opportunities, writing a business plan and starting a business.
He further explained what it takes to be an entrepreneur, importance of entrepreneurship, adding that the purpose of the workshop was not to train them as employees but to prepare them for the challenges of life, including starting their own businesses.
He said the working relationship between SIU, Tomeb Foundation and IMFB had established “Sepeteri Youth Enterprise Fund” with the sum of N1 million, a platform through which loans would be given to participants who have acquired knowledge through the workshop.
Other facilitators at the workshop include the Managing Partner/CEO of BKO citadel, Mr Luqman Obileye; Finance Director of Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN), Alhaji J.B Alli-Oluwafuyi; Managing Director of Accenture Operation in Nigeria, Mr Niyi Yusuf and Managing Director of IMFB, Mr Yomi Adeoti.