Hon Jimi Benson, member representing Ikorodu federal Constituency at the House of Representatives has charged graduands of the Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC) Oshodi Vocational Training Institute to think out of the box and create employment opportunities through their newly acquired skills.
The graduands were trained for two weeks in various Agriculture and other relevant skills namely, Crop Production, Animal Husbandry, Bakery & Confectioneries, Photography, Cosmetics, Paint Making and Car Spraying.
Hon Benson have the charge at the graduation ceremony of the 150 participating youths, drawn from different parts of Ikorodu Division on Saturday.
The training, a collaboration between the Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC), Oshodi Vocational Training Institute and Hon Jimi Benson’s I-Care Foundation was the third in its series.
Advising the graduands, Hon Benson said ‘You must think of new ways to tackle the problems of unemployment and lack of jobs caused by the devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. You must acquire necessary entrepreneurship skills to live a self-sustaining life amidst the global economic challenges’.
Continuing, Hon Benson ’emphasize that the skill acquisition you have received is to position you to remain relevant and stand competitive in the open market. Therefore, you must all keep in mind the aim of the training you have acquired and continue to develop your entrepreneurial skills to fully optimize the knowledge gained’.
Benson further thanked the Nigerian Army Forces Resettlement Centre AMFRC for continuing in its mandate of providing skill acquisition training to discharging personnel of the Nigerian Armed Forces and the civil populace.
Best Graduating student among the participants, Ms Kofoworola Anifowoshe who spoke on behalf of her colleagues commended Hon Benson for initiating and sponsoring the training programme.
She also promised, on their behalf that they would justify the huge investments of Hon Benson and the Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC) Oshodi by making them proud.