By Aisar Fagge
There has been great excitement among women in Obajana community, Kogi State when no fewer than 40 women sponsored by Dangote Cement Plc. were graduated from skills acquisition training school on Thursday.
The women learnt fashion and design and were advised to be self-reliant on it.
The Daily Reality gathered that the training was meant to address the biting economic hardship prompted by job scarcity and unemployment in the country through job creation.
Mr JV Gungune, the Plant Director, of Dangote Cement Plc, Obajana, while speaking at the graduation ceremony, said, “even though the job creation scheme aptly fits into the company’s vision and mission, it cannot do it alone, nor can it employ everyone.”
He also pleaded with the beneficiaries to put the skills and equipment provided by the company into proper use, adding that the beneficiaries should count themselves lucky to have been selected and trained.
The women also expressed happiness and gratitude to the President of the Dangote Group, Alh. Aliko Dangote.
The traditional rulers of the various communities commended the company and described the development as a huge intervention.
Also speaking, his Royal Highness, the Olu-Apata, Oba Dr Frederick D.O. Balogun, expressed appreciation and pledged his community’s continuing support for the company.