The Edo State Government Skills Development Agency, EdoJobs in collaboration with Azura Power has trained twenty-one youths in Edo State on solar installation, natural skincare, hair styling, cassava cultivation and ruminant rearing.
The Managing Director, EdoJobs, Mrs. Ukinebo Dare, said the beneficiaries participated in a two-month intensive skill acquisition programme, noting that on completion of the training, the beneficiaries were given startup kits to assist them set up their own business.
She said the state government will continue to collaborate with local and international partners to build the capacity of youths in the state and support them to take to profitable business ventures that will expand the economic base of the state.
Dare added that the partnership with Azura-Edo also benefits the company’s host community who will be provided with the training programmes to improve their livelihood.
According to her, the beneficiaries are taken through intensive training on various areas of specialization.
She urged the participants to make good use of the startup kits and put to practice what they have learnt to scale their businesses.