- ‘Cut Interest Rates to Assist Skilled Graduates’
An All Progressives Congress (APC) member in Lagos and a House of Representatives aspirant has advised governments and banks to support graduates of skills empowerment institutions by reducing loans’ interest rates for them.
Martins Owodunni Iwonlanwe, who gave the advice at 120 trainees’ graduation at TREM City, Wilmer, Lagos, said it is the only way beneficiaries of such programmes could be supported since many of them have no money to start off. He scored the empowerment training, which he sponsored, high and praised the graduates for their attendance and comportment during their training.
The trainer and Managing Director of Spotless World Skills Acquisition, Agim Immacualate, also praised the graduates saying: “I will score them 100 per cent. The trainees performed more than expected. You can’t train a person to make a cake or a pair of shoes in three days. But with this set of trainees, we did. They did marvelously well. They should keep it up. They should start something, no matter how small, even if it is N1000 they have, they should take off with.”
Wife of resident pastor TREM City of Joy, Olodi-Apapa, Princess Favour Nkere, advised the graduates on the need to go for further training. She said:“You have acquired knowledge, go for further training. Register a company, do complementary cards to sell yourself to enable people buy your products.’’ Her husband, Rev Chinedu Nkere, prayed for them, urging them to be God-fearing in their businesses.
A graduate of the training, Mrs Husainat Ibrahim, expressed delight with the sponsor and the trainer, saying she applied for the training and was picked without any hurdles. She promised to deploy her training in her fashion business.