As part of it agenda to liberate constituents from the problem occasioned by unemployment, Orhionmwon Local Council in partnership with African Oil and Gas Company Ltd (AFOG) and United Bank for Africa, Thursday, successfully trained and empowered over one hundred persons.
The training was inline with the council boss agenda to help the people and make Orhionmwon its agricultural activities.
Declaring the event open in Benin City, the state capital, the council chairman, Hon Sylvester Okoro, said the training was geared towards enhancing the standard of living of every son and daughter of the local government.
He said, the training will spur so many people to go into agric.
Okoro, who was represented by his vice, Christian Iweka, said agriculturally Orhionmwon is very ready to host more companies whether international or multinationals.
“The council boss is keen on making sure that Orhionmwon take it proper position as agrarian council in Nigeria in general and Edo State in particular”, the Vice Chairman added.
Meanwhile, the AFOG programme manager, Mr Iyobosa Jones, said the training was a capacity building aimed at equipping the participants mentally to prepare them for quality delivery in area of agriculture.
Some of the participants who told newsmen that, though they were not expecting cash at the end of the programme, however, described it as worthy programme, and thanked Hon Okoro who they said has come to change the narrative by given true meaning to governance.
“My name is Lawrence Omorodio from Urhehue community, this program is very timely. From what we have received so far, the programme was carefully selected to benefit Orhionmwon indigenes”, he concluded.