Member of the House of Representatives, representing Idah Federal Constituency, Hon. Emmanuel Makoji Egwu has been praised for sponsoring the training of over eighty women and youths in his constituency in different forms of skill and entrepreneurial trainings. The training programme was organised in conjunction with the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons (NAPTIP) as well as Golden Gate Integrated Services Limited and sponsored by Hon. (Dr) Emmanuel Makoji Egwu.
Declaring the programme open, Hon. Egwu who was represented by his Senior Legislative Aid, Mr. Alih Jegede described the event as a dawn of a new era of purposeful, committed, visionary and people oriented legislation in Idah Federal Constituency. He noted that the entrepreneurial training, donation of cash and requisite machinery to participants will go a long way in empowering no fewer than 80 women and youths as well as provide the enabling environment for beneficiaries to lift themselves and others above the poverty line.
Addressing participants, an entrepreneurship training consultant, Mrs. Grace Adah urged the participants to always allow their passion for success to override their fear of failure. She called on them to also set realistic goals and work towards achieving the goals. She also stressed the need for self determination and discipline. She further advised them to humble themselves and learn their trades vividly. She further urged the participants to be steadfast when faced with challenges and to avoid placing profit above values.
In his remark, the chairman of Idah Local Government Area, Hon. Paul Ukwenya, described the event as a manifestation of Hon. Egwu’s comittement to the delivery of his electioneering campaign promises to the people off Idah Federal Constituency. He also praised him for sponsoring the entrepreneurship training scheme, which he described as highly commendable. He called on the federal lawmaker to sustain the tempo.
Hon Ukwenya also called on the people of the constituency to intensify their support for the PDP; stressing that the party was fully committed to meeting up with the people’s yearnings and aspirations. Hon. Ukwenya further called on the participants to make judicious use of the training materials and cash donations to move themselves above the poverty line.
Over eighty participants spread across the four local governments of the constituency which comprises Ibaji, Idah, Igalamela/Odolu, and Ofu.