“WE HAVE GONE BEYOND CAR EMPOWERMENT”-Sen. Owan,
AS OVER 500 TRAINEES SPONSORED BY HIM GRADUATE WITH VARIOUS SKILLS
By Eba Alobo Ish
Over five hundred trainees sponsored by Sen. John Owan Enoh have successfully completed their trainings in the production of chemicals, cosmetics and catering services in Obubra Local Government of Cross River State.
Addressing the mammoth crowd gathered at the event today July 30th, Sen. Owan expressed satisfaction over the training. He noted that he has gone beyond cars empowerment saying “Giving of cars no longer amount to empowerment”
He assured that the training will be extended to other LGAs in his senatorial district adding that there is no difference between what is produced here today and that which is sold in the supermarkets. He commended the GADF president and implore him to keep up with the good works. He congratulated the graduands for successfully completing the training. He said since getting into the senate, he has graduated from giving of cars noting that he has gone beyond that stage to giving his people the required skills to enable them develop the right skills and attitude in order to be self reliant and sustainable.
The chairman of the occasion, Pastor Success Emedu stated that”This program has impacted over five hundred lives. I want to thank the senator for this initiative and also see to it that the trainees are empowered”. He thanked everyone who found time to witness the event.
In his welcome address, the president of Gift Attitudinal Developers Foundation (GADF), the NGO in charge of the training, Mr. Nsikak Aniette said the foundation has trained over two thousand people in different skills such as catering services, industrial cosmetics, production of chemicals among others. He noted that it is practically impossible to be rich while depending on a single source of income. He expressed appreciation to the distinguished senator for sponsoring the program. He added that this program is aimed at adding value to the people and helping them become self sufficient.
A beneficiary of the program, Mr. Jackson expressed his joy and thanked the NGO for impacting on him noting that what has been impacted on him cannot be quantified with monetary benefits. Another beneficiary, Mrs Merceline on behalf of others appreciated the senator adding that “we cannot thank you enough because you have done more than we expected”
Highlights of the occasion is the exhibition of items produced by some of the trainees, presentation of Award of honour to the senator by the paramount ruler of Obubra LGA, presentation of certificates to the graduands, musical and dance displays by the graduands among other activities.