In fulfilling one of his campaign promises which is empowerment through strategic human capital development, the Member representing Barkin Ladi/Riyom Federal Constituency, Hon. Simon Mwadkwon Ph.D has trained 150 Constituents consisting 80 Women and 70 Youths.
The trainings in Animal Production for the Women and Agribusiness for the youths were conducted by Professionals from Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology, NVRI Vom in collaboration with ELLA-UNE Synergy & Logistics Limited.
The Women who went through intensive Poultry Training were given 25 birds as well Twenty Five Thousand Naira (N25,000) each as startup capital and made to form Cooperative Group consisting of Four Members each to invest the funds disbursed to them in the Poultry business.
Forty Thousand Naira (N40,000) was disbursed to each of the Youths who were trained in agribusiness.
The Member hinted that the decision was in fulfilment of his campaign promise of empowering the people and reducing poverty in the Constituency.
He disclosed that the gesture has the propensity to enhance economic sustainability, make the beneficiaries financially stable and make them self-reliance.
He admonished them to put the training they received to effective use and ensure they use the inputs and the seed capital disbursed to them.
The Lawmaker said he will not relent in providing credible leadership and lifting the people of poverty through his numerous empowerment and other people-centred programmes.
Some beneficiaries who could not hide their joy applauded the Federal Lawmaker for training and empowering them and promised to ensure they make good use of what they learnt, the inputs and funds disbursed to them.
The event held on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd October, 2021 at VoPye Resort Conference Hall Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State.