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Legislator empowers residents on ICT, fashion

26 June 2014, 07:04

Abuja - A total of 450 residents of Ifako-Ijaiye have been admitted into the free information and communications technology and fashion design training institutes owned by Dayo Saka Fafunmi, the representative of Ifako/Ijaiye Constituency 1 at the Lagos State House of Assembly.

The beneficiaries are to replace another batch of nearly 500 who are rounding off their training period at the separate institutes located at the lawmaker's constituency office at Oyemekun Bus Stop, Ifako/Ijaiye.

Speaking at the matriculation ceremony of the students, Fafunmi, who is the Chairman of the House Committee on Public Accounts for Local Government, said about 1 500 beneficiaries had graduated since 2009 when he started the programmes.

He explained that the ecouragement to carry on with the programme follows the success rate of the beneficiaries in their various disciplines and the need to contribute to employment.

"You should be a master of your own heart. The ICT training is one of those programmes that would help you in life. Education is an equalizer, it would place the rich and the poor at par. Without education, most of us would not be where we are today," he said.

"You must ask questions until you understand what you are being taught. The programme is for three months, but the last set spent five months because I do not want to graduate half baked graduates."

He meanwhile warned that the computer sets were not meant for internet fraud.

Some of the graduating students, who spoke at the ceremony, thanked Fafunmi for the gesture, while the President of the Muslim Community in Ifako/Ijaiye, Alhaji Adbudltolib Orire Oyedeji, noted that Fafunmi was following the path laid out by the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo.

"Fafunmi wants to impact wealth in the young ones so that they can be of good use to their family members in the future. He is also helping some students to and fro their schools through free transportation because he doesn't want them to go through what he went through by trekking to school when he was young," said Oyedeji.

- CAJ News

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