…Class of June Concludes Training

Wife of Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Olayemi Oyebanji has charged the 200 trainees of Adire Ekiti from Ekiti South Senatorial District to make immediate impact with the training they had received from Adire Ekiti Hub.

Dr. Oyebanji who gave the charge at the Closing Ceremony for the trainees from Ekiti South (Class of June) on Tuesday said Adire Ekiti has come to stay and it will continue to make impact in promoting entrepreneurship and job creation in the state.

The First Lady, who was represented by the Technical Advisor to the Governor on Entrepreneurship Development, Dr. Abimbola Oni commended the trainees for their patience in learning the craft and their instructors for imparting knowledge on them.

Dr. Oyebanji expressed delight at the huge number of Adire fabrics produced by the trainees within one week of intensive training promising to invite them back in two weeks’ time to receive their empowerment materials.

She announced a cash gift of N10,000 to each of the trainees to cover their transport fare for the one week spent under training noting that the start-up kits they will receive is a form of motivation to give them a sound footing to begin their trade.

“It will be a thing of joy for me to see you to start work without delay and make immediate impact in your localities. We have made sacrifices for this training to make you owners of your business and masters of your labour.

“I will be happy to see you practicing what you have learnt here. Anytime you have any problem, come over to Adire Ekiti Hub for assistance. You are free to make use of this facility whenever you want,” she said.

Dr. Oyebanji expressed delight that a total number of 400 trainees from Ekiti Central and Ekiti South Senatorial Districts had undergone training at Adire Ekiti Hub which is expected to have positive effects on the grassroots economy.

Commissioner for Youth Development, Mr. Gold Adedayo showered encomiums on the First Lady for the Adire Ekiti initiative, which had trained 400 beneficiaries within the space of four months.

Mr. Adedayo said the First Lady has succeeded in giving Ekiti a special identity that is gaining popularity within and outside the state turning Ekiti to a destination of choice for the purchase of Adire fabrics for social and ceremonial occasions.

The Commissioner also lauded the First Lady for her role in the establishment of Garment Hub in the states, saying the initiatives are already changing the narrative for the good reasons in the Land of Honour.

He added that the youth of Ekiti appreciate all that Governor Biodun Oyebanji has been doing for them in giving them various forms of empowerment and support.

Mr. Adedayo urged the people of the state to visit the gallery of the Adire Ekiti Hub and buy the products to contribute to the growth of the economy of Ekiti State in the spirit of the Shared Prosperity mantra of the Oyebanji Administration.

One of the beneficiaries, Mrs. Funmilayo Akinola expressed gratitude to the governor and the First Lady for giving them the platform of Adire Ekiti for skill acquisition so that they will not become liabilities to themselves and their families.

Mrs. Akinola promised that the trainees will not disappoint as they are poised to exhibit and market the skills they had acquired at the Adire Ekiti Hub for personal and societal benefits.

The ceremony was rounded off with the exhibition of the works of the beneficiaries, which were produced within the one week of their intensive, back to back training.

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