Hon. Babajimi Benson trains youths, women on paint production, marketing - SALIENT TIMES ONLINE


Saturday, 27 March 2021

Hon. Babajimi Benson trains youths, women on paint production, marketing

By Our Correspondent

A House of Representative member representing Ikorodu Federal Constituency, Lagos State, Hon. Babajimi Benson has restated its  commitment to eradicating  poverty and unemployment through its various empowerment programmes aimed at helping his Constituency to achieve financial freedom.

Hon Benson stated this during the empowerment training of some youths and women on paints production held in Ikorodu, Lagos State

The Supervising Agency of the training program, Bioresources Development Centre, Owode under the National Biotechnology Development Agency coordinator, Dr Henry Oshagbemi while speaking said the skill acquisition and entrepreneurship development programme is an opportunity for more youths to gain sellable skills that would make them stand out as entrepreneurs and employers of labour.

The training facilitated by Hon. Babajimi Benson under the faclitator, Emegs Ltd, was held under two phases with Phase 1: 40 participants and Phase II: 20 participants.

The Coordinator of  Bioresources Development said the programme was geared towards the job and wealth creation drives of the Hon Babajimi Benson, knowing that skills-gap exist in the country.

According to him, “Bioresources Development in partnership with Hon Babajimi Benson has successfully trained youths and women in Ikorodu area of Lagos State as part of efforts to groom and empower youths as entrepreneurs and employers of labour.

“We prefer innovation and creativity of our young people being put in use instead of them roaming the streets in search of non-existent jobs. 

He added, “Entrepreneurship development will further address the problem of poverty, hunger, unemployment, and ever-rising criminality among the youths.  We are confident to produce reasonably skilled paint designers and manufacturers who can set up their own small-scale paint manufacturing plants and employ more hands.”

He further urged the participants to put what they have learnt to good use, assuring of constant monitoring and assistance all the time.