By Oboh Agbonkhese
Thirty-five females, and one boy, went home with hair-driers, sewing machines, cooker/ovens, make-up and makeover start-up kits among others, courtesy of Lagos State government and Inner Wheel District 911 Nigeria, led by Mrs Gbemisola Rufai, the District Chairman, at the club’s Vocational Centre in Festac.
The beneficiaries are graduates of a star project, Training and Empowerment of Youths, which Mrs Rufai described as “dear to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and an expression of Inner Wheel’s theme of leaving a lasting legacy.”
According to Mr. Alade Shuaib, whose daughter, Adeola Alade, learnt hairdressing, “this project took a huge burden off my shoulder.”
Nwene Chizoba is a Mass Communication student of the National Open University, NOUN, who learnt catering.
She got a cooker/oven, noting “this is not something you buy with little money. God will bless those behind the project.”
However, the star of the day was James Bikom, the only male among the 36 beneficiaries.
“All the women were like mothers to me and when I get into the university, I will take care of my financial needs from sewing for students,” he vowed.