It was another glorious moments in Okene Local Government as not fewer than 100 women and youths from the eleven wards of Okene Local Government Council received either grinding or sewing machines distributed by the Nigeria Port Authority under the leadership of Haijia Hadiza Bala Usman as part of their Corporate Social Responsibilities.
The Vocational Skills Training and Empowerment program was targeted at lifting idle youths and women from the shackles of poverty and making them to be self-reliance via skills acquisition and empowerment.
Speaking at a well organised event in Okene, the leader of the team from the Nigeria Port Authority who is also a bossom friend to Okene Local Government Administrator, Mr Yusuf Ibrahim Eneye explained the rational behind the loudable initiative. He said, as a responsible government agency, they had engaged in helping to lift Nigerians out of poverty as part of their social responsibility. Mr Yusuf enjoined the beneficiaries to make good use of the items so as to achieve the desired goal.
He praised the commitment and leadership style of Okene Local Government Council Administrator, Engr. Abdulrazaq Muhammad and described him as a perfect gentleman, a result oriented fellow and a lover of peace and development.
In his remark, the Council Administrator ably represented by the Council Supervisor for Health, Hon. Sueimam Jatto assures the agency that the beneficiaries would not only put the items to use as desired but will also train others to be self reliance.
He said, the Local Government Council under the leadership of Engr. Abdulrazaq Muhammad will continue to attract meaningful development to the Council from within and outside the state.
~ Abdulmumin Abubakar
S.A. to the Administrator
(Media & Publicity)