Obudu Council Vice Chairperson Declares Open One Month Training Of 20 Youths By Hon. Maria Akwaji

By Elijah Ugani

The Vice Chairman of Obudu Local Government Council, Mrs. Asabe Ugbe declared opened a one month training for 20 youths as make-up artists organized by Hon. Maria Akwaji as part of activities streamlined to mark her late husband’s one year funeral anniversary.

Recall that the lawmaker had inaugurated a committee last month to assist in the planning of the event.

Declaring the training opened, Mrs. Asabe commended the resilience of the lawmaker to undertake the programme, and urged the trainees to be grateful to the State House Member who availed them the opportunity to be nominated for the training.

She averred that “my daughter was charged (#80,000.00) eighty thousand naira to be trained for this makeup. She is now in Abuja, and so if you are selected to trained, you have to be grateful to her and ensure that you use this opportunity very productively”.

Mrs. Asabe charged the participants to ensure that the develop interest in the training which is likely going to put food on their table and assured them that when they show interest, they are sure to come out successful.

Speaking earlier, the Chairman of the
Planning Committee, Hon. Peter Okaba, stated that the one month training was part of the activities streamlined to mark one year funeral anniversary of late Hon. Dr. Godwin Akwaji and a thank you session by Hon. Mrs. Maria Akwaji as she marks six months in office.

Hon. Peter Okaba was represented by the Secretary of the Planning Committee, Hon. Emmanuel Akwagiobe.

Okaba further stated that “this selection was done in consultation with ward leaders, as two persons were sent from each ward in the Local Government Area. This will be followed by providing a support fund for 20 widows to be nominated from the 10 wards and distribution of fertilizer to our farmers during the thanksgiving service slated for 20th June, 2021.

“This training will last for one month. We understand you may some challenges like transportation, but we want to appeal to you to bear with us, at the end of the training, we bet you, you will smile”

On his part, the Leader of Obudu Legislative Council, Hon. Peter Ishoja, appreciated very sincerely, Hon. Maria Akwaji to have deemed it necessary to train the youths.

Ishoja noted that “it is one thing to have and it is another thing to give. If some of us had envisaged the future, we would have acquired skills.

“I want to encourage you to take this training very seriously, so that at the end of the training, the sky will be your starting point”

Responding on behalf of others trainees, Miss Paulina Udie, thanked Hon. Maria Akwaji for the opportunity given them to be trained as make-up artists.

She held that “We want to say a very big thank you to our State House Member, Hon. Maria Akwaji. We are seriously grateful.

“When we go out there, we know what it cost to acquire this skill, but here we are having this training at the plater of gold. Wherever she gets this money from, we say God should bless her more and more”


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