Bariga youths urged to embrace empowerment training

Youths in Bariga Local Council Development Area (LCDA) have been urged to embrace  youth empowerment, leadership and entrepreneurship training.

Sole Administrator of the LCDA, Honourable Sanya Osinjo, who is also the Chairman, Conference 57, made the call at the council secretariat in Bariga, when he received in audience, Mr. Seyi Bamigbade, the Programme Coordinator of National Image, saying it was one of the ways the youths could acquire skills that would guarantee them stable income.

The council boss disclosed that one of the major tasks assigned to them as sole administrators when they were inaugurated a few weeks ago by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, was  job creation and youth empowerment.

He said sole administrators in council areas were ready to support youths who make themselves  available for empowerment and leadership training to start up in life.

Also speaking, the coordinator  said the training and empowerment programme would come up between July 18 and July 20  within the premises of Bariga LCDA.

According to him, in line with Governor Ambode’s directive on zero tolerance for street trading and hawking, the training  comes as a big opportunity for youths to acquire skills in agro-business  to make them self-sufficient rather than risking their lives, hawking on highways.

He urged youths in Bariga area to register for the programme, saying there were many opportunities attached to it.

He added that “participants, aside from being trained, will be enrolled in cooperative societies where they can access soft loans for their businesses.

“We will also connect them directly with the Bank of Industry and take them through the procedure of obtaining loans for their businesses from the bank,” Bamigbade added.

It will be recalled that over 5,700 youths had been trained by the National Image in Youth Empowerment, Leadership and Entrepreneurship Programme in a few local governments, including Ikeja, Epe, among others.