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*By Kazeem Awojoodu, Ibadan.

Senator Teslim Kolawole Folarin, lawmaker representing Oyo central senatorial district has said the capacity building training organized for artisans, traders, Youths and entrepreneurs in his constituency is another form of empowerment for self reliance and development.

SWIndependentnews.com.ng The All Progressive Congress APC lawmaker while speaking during a tour of the training centers said ” It is high time to encourage young Nigerians to depend less on government for job creation and employment but make use of their creative ability and support from the government to make them self-reliant.

Senator Folarin said it was evident that there was no adequate job for teaming Nigerian youth,hence the need to empower the youth with ICT skills.

He noted that recent economic dynamics had revealed that goods and services could be digitally marketed,the reason the beneficiaries were exposed to methods of digital marketing.

Senator Folarin, while urging the beneficiaries to make good use of the privilege they had , said he was ready to give further support to those who genuinely translate all they acquired from the program to viable economic means of making ends meet.

The one week intensive training on elementary management techniques for co-operators, sole traders and partners for Batch B in Ogo Oluwa local government was handled by Realand Standard Investment LTD

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H.O.D. cooperative economics management, Fed.coop college ibadan in his paper said during the training, participants were taught on the advance ways of raising capital for business through cooperative society, role as cooperator and application of modern technology for effective business transaction and management.

Ojewumi Mathew, one of the participants, a trader from Otamokun explained that, he was happy because the workshop is a timely intervention, as a rural dwellers, this kind of training is rare and i thank Senator Folarin for deeming it fit to consider some of us for an eye opening and mind booster training like this and i will surely make use of what i have learned here to improve my business

“I am a farmer and a trader and i am a graduate too, i venture into farming and trading so as not to stay idle, but today i have been exposed to what i may not be taught in school especially on business management and the benefit of being a cooperator.”

Salahudeen Kaosara,a trader from Ajaawa who also participated in the training said she was skeptical about joining cooperative society before but after this training i am joining one we have even started one already because we were taught on how to be self reliant without stress as well as strategies of effective business management

The Provost Federal Cooperative College Eleyele Ibadan while presenting certificate to the participants said facilitator should be Commended
and charged them to always apply the training in their business and always contact them for more clarification on issues.

Apart from knowledge and skills imparted to the participants, each of them was given cash grants to support their business ideas and Registered for NHIS

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