Twenty youths in Ikorodu Division of Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria, have been trained in 3D Expository, 3D Expository Wall Murals and Ceiling Designs and Biodigester System Construction.
The training, which was an initiative of the Ikorodu Division Youth Initiative Movement (IDYIM) in conjunction with the Arowolo One Youth One Skill (OYOS), was sponsored by the Special Adviser to the Governor of Lagos State on Agriculture, Ms Ruth Olusanya.
The training was held at the Hon. Arowolo Constituency Office along Owode-Ibeshe road in Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area of Ikorodu Division between Friday November 29 and Sunday, December 1, 2019.
According to a release by the Executive Director, Ikorodu Division Youth Initiative Movement (IDYIM), Comrade Samson Bisiriyu, beneficiaries were trained in the modern technology of interior designing and construction such as floor, wall among others.
“The programme is part of our initiatives aimed at taking some youths out of the street and turn them into employer of labor.
“After the training, beneficiaries can get a job from house builders or realtor to design floors and wall or dig model suck away system that can last the occupant over 30 years. Many of the participants are expected to turn millionaires if they are able to get better contract”, he stated.
Speaking at the end of the training, Hon. Arowolo M.K.O, Councilor representing Owode-Ibeshe at the Igbogbo/Bayeku Legislative House, stated that the 32 beneficiaries were trained and certified on 3D Epoxy Floor Design, Installation of 3D Epoxy wall murals and Ceiling Design Biodigeter System Construction.
“We have thirty – two (32) youths, (20 of whom were sponsored by IDYIM/Ms Olusanya) that registered for this skill acquisition and empowerment programme. In the last three days, we engaged them in a lot of rigorous trainings in the quest to make our them to be self-reliant and reduce crime rate in our division”.
Mr. Oke Godwin Olaoluwa, member of the IDYM board of trustee, commended Hon. Arowolo for partnering with the youth movement in combating social vices in the community and providing opportunities for the youths in the division to be gainfully employed.
One of the beneficiaries from Imota LCDA, Mr Michael Okereke, while stating what he acquired through the training, said that the construction technology which has been accepted in western world is new in African countries.
“3D Epoxy, 3D Mural and Bio digester are new crafts I grasped in my holiday at the training.
“Though, these innovations are not new to the western world, but they are still struggling to be accepted and appreciated in Nigeria and many other African countries”.
He thanked the Special Adviser on Agriculture who sponsored the training to avail the youths who could not afford it the opportunity of learning the skill.
“The workshop is expensive and in fact, I could not afforded the fee, but I want to appreciate Ikorodu Division Youth Initiative Movement (IDYIM) and Ms Ruth Bisola Olusanya, the Special Adviser on Agriculture to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu , for the opportunity given to my colleagues and I to partake in the workshop”, he stated.
Meanwhile, the IDYIM’s empowerment programme, tagged, “Entrepreneurship Workshop”, is slated for December 14, 2019.