In a bid to provide employment opportunities for the youths in the society, Integrity Vision Limited in collaboration with Total E and P Limited has trained a total of 25 students in different skills.
Speaking during the graduation ceremony of the students at his palace, HRH Eze (Dr) Mike Nwaji (JP), Ezeoha Oyigbo said the venture was a commendable one that would reduce social vices and unemployment in the society. Eze Nwaji noted that the companies have not been remembering Oyigbo in past, stating that the students have become made for life by virtue of the training.
He called on other companies to borrow a leaf from Total and Integrity Vision, adding that, “if this has been taking place before now, majority would have become international business men/ women. He called on the graduants to ensure that they better their lives through the acquired knowledge.
In his address, the Executive General Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Total upstream company in Nigeria, Mr Vincent Nnadi, said the company has been at the forefront of the fight against poverty and unemployment.
The manager, who was represented by Mr Charles Ngeribara, one of CSR managers, said the company do this through social and Economic development programme.
He said that the era of white collar jobs are gone, noting that it has become necessary to move from seeking office work to gainful self employment in choice vocation.
“We are today graduating 25 entrepreneurs who have undergone livelihood skill training in fashion and design, paint making, shoe and bag making, catering and hair dressing, he said.
The Business Manager of Integrity Vision Limited Mr Kayode David Olukayode, commended Total for the sponsorship, noting that what has been handed over to the graduating students would make their lives meaningful.
Olukayode applauded the students for their co-operation and advised them to use the opportunity to excel anywhere they find themselves.
Speaking unbehalf of the graduating students, Onyebuchi Adaora Ijeoma, who was trained on catering commended both the trainers and the sponsors, stating that professional was used in giving the students the net instead of fish that would finish in a day.
She also said that the empowerment that accompanied the training would go a long way in helping them to start their businesses.