Living up electoral promises of improving the quality and standard of living of his people, Hon. Gboluga Ikengboju, lawmaker representing the Federal Electoral District of Okitipupa/Irele, has organized an empowerment programme for his constituents.
The program which took place at his Constituency Office in Okitipupa, featured training in cake baking and other hospitality businesses, after which participants were supported with cash gifts of N20,000 each.
Beneficiaries numbering about 100 randomly selected from Okitipupa and Irele LGAs, including artisans, were taught ways to improve their skills in tandem with global best practices.
Addressing participants on behalf of his principal, Hon. Niyi Akinmola, Chief of Staff to the distinguished lawmaker, said the empowerment programme is part of the numerous projects initiated by the lawmaker to support his constituents, even as he gave assurance of more in no distant time.
A beneficiary, Mrs. Christianah Orisaebinone from Okitipupa, said her thirst to improve her skills by learning new trades has been satisfied having participated in the program. “This is a great opportunity for me, and I am very grateful to our MHR for this brilliant opportunity. I’ve been wanting to learn cake baking for a long time and today I’ve been well equipped, so I can assure you that I’m going to maximize this opportunity “. Chairperson, Okitipupa LGA Hairdressers Association, Mrs. B.O Ogundayomi, said the event was timely and well thought out, noting that its positive effect on the Ikale people cannot be overemphasized.
She therefore encouraged the lawmaker to continue with his good deeds.
Mrs. Dare Amasika of Akotogbo, Irele LGA , appreciated Hon. Ikengboju for his outstanding leadership and prayed that God would continue to enrich him with wisdom, knowledge, and understanding.
Miss Aro Banke, another beneficiary from Irele LGA, expressed delight at the organization of the programme.