Wife of Edo State Governor, Mrs Iara Oshiomhole has trained 40 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) on Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
The training had 160 IDPs trained in different skills, with Forty of the IDPs trained in ICT, forty trained in baking and food processing, forty trained in creative arts (tailoring, shoemaking and artwork) and forty trained in fisheries.
The training was undertaken under Mrs Oshiomhole’s pet project, “We Care Trust” to prepare the IDPs for productive life after camp.
Mrs. Oshiomhole, while speaking at the closing ceremony where certificates were issued to participants of the programme, said she was impressed with their performance and quick learning.
According to her “I thank the facilitators for the training and I thank the students for dedicating time into the training and giving your best, because what you were able to produce after the training, I know for sure that the best was given. I am extremely proud.”
Mrs Oshiomhole directed that the equipment used in training the IDPs be left with them for training of others in the camp which include 15 laptops and one power Generating set along with some other equipment.
On her part, Special Adviser to the Governor on Special Duties, Hajia Mamunat Momodu thanked the Edo Governor’s wife for putting up a training programme for the IDPs.
She said: “I want to say we are really grateful, and we pray that God will bless you because whoever does anything for an orphan does it for God. They do not have parents who will come here to sing your praises and thank you. We believe whatever you do for them will make their tomorrow better, and I pray that the resources you have put into training these children will not be in vain.”
Coordinator of the Internally Displaced Persons, Pastor Solomon Folorunsho while thanking the Governor’s wife for the training, said: “we want to again say thank you very much. I want to assure you that the equipment you have left behind, these ones that have been trained are going to continue to use them to continually train others. I want to thank you for providing these equipment for them, and we are going to make good use of them.”