… Arobadade, Alesh commends the Chairman, advice graduants to utilize the grants
The Executive Chairman, Iru-Victoria Island LCDA, Hon. Princess Rasheedat Abiodun Adu has empowered youths of the Council with one hundred thousand naira (100,000) each as startup grants for their entrepreneurial business.
Prior to this, the youths were trained in various entrepreneurial field, these include; Computer Appreciation (Digital marketing, Web designing), Crafts (Bead making, Leather Bags etc.), Agriculture and Catering.
The training was sponsored by IRU-Victoria Island LCDA in collaboration with National Engineering and Technical Company (NETCO).
In her opening remark, the council Chairman said, “I am indeed delighted to witness this august occasion, I sincerely appreciate NETCO for their care and concern towards the graduants, thank you very much. Since my inception into office, grooming the youth has always been a major concern and we have a skill acquisition center at the council Secretariat for those who want to learn any skill but because knowledge is vast, I ensure the youth fully participated in the training”.
Adu averred that “in order to help utilize the knowledge you’ve all gained, today we would be giving each graduant a STARTUP Capital of 100,000 to help you start your business. This will be added to the startup tools; refrigerator, sewing machine, gas cooker, laptop etc. given to you by NETCO and thus help to increase your source of income”. Council chair added.
The Emeritus Chairman, Hon. Pharm. Abayomi Arobadade urged the graduating entrepreneurs to utilize the capital for its purpose as it will help to develop their standard of living for the best.
Similarly, the pioneer Chairman of the council, Hon. Rilwan Aleshinloye commended the chairman’s effort and love towards the youth, he also encouraged the youth to practice what they’ve learnt at the training instead of ignoring it.
On behalf of the beneficiaries, Taiwo Turner expressed appreciation to the council Chairman; “on behalf of the graduants, I appreciate our amazing Chairman whose love, concern, advice and finance made it possible for us to acquire one or two skill”.
“You’ve proven to be, not just a Chairman but a mother to us all. Thanks so much once again, may God uplift you beyond expectation”.
Also at the event were the Vice-chairman, Hon. Segun Ogunbiyi, Leader of the house, Hon. Aminat Alabi, councillors, Secretary to the Local Government, Hon. Afolabi Taofeek, Supervisory councillor for Works and infrastructure, Hon. Yomi, Supervisory Councillor for Agric, Hon. Liasu, Special adviser on Education, Hon. Ajiboye, Council manager, Mr Olarenwaju, Head of departments, Party chairman, Alh. Kokoroowo, youth leader, Hon. Timi Durojaiye, ward chairmen amidst others.