All arrangements have been concluded by the All Progressives Congress (APC) Professionals Council Oyo State chapter to organize a vocational training/empowerment and tuition free scholarship programmes for nothing less than 5000 unemployed youths in the State.
The beneficiaries, which will be drawn from all the 33 local government areas in Oyo State, will take through a four-day training programme, between Tuesday 25th to Friday 28th October, 2022 at the Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology, Moor Plantation, Ibadan.
While speaking on the preparation for the programme, the Oyo State Coordinator of the council, Dr. Bamidele Gold said the professionals council which is a support group of the APC in partnership with the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) and in collaboration with Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology, organised the said empowerment programme for the youths especially the unemployed ones so as to make them self reliant.
He added that the training will cover areas such as soap making, fish farming, digital marketing, intensive solar, inverter installation, organic soap making, crop farming, poultry, animal husbandry, cake baking, piggery and so on.
Also speaking, the state Woman Leader of the group, Hon. Mrs. Ojewale Simiat advised the women to take the advantage of the skill acquisition programme provided by the group to promote their own welfare and develop themselves.
Dignitaries expected at the programme include the National Director-General of the Professionals Council, Dr Seyi Bamgbade, Engr. Rauf Olaniyan former Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Mrs Florence Ajimobi, former first Lady of Oyo State, Senator Teslim Folarin, APC gubernatorial candidate in Oyo State, all the three senatorial candidates, 14 House of Representatives candidates, 32 state House of Assembly candidates among others.