National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), the Umbrella and apex body of all organized and registered youth bodies, in conjunction with Nigeria Youth Service Corps members that are serving with Ika South Local Government Council have embarked on a skill acquisition programme for training people in the rural areas Comr. Lucky Omorojie, the chairman of the National Youth Council of Nigeria Agbor chapter have said that the skill acquisition programme and training exercise that is currently going on in all the communities under Ika South Local Government, is part of their effort and contribution to the economic and social development of the Ika people.

Corper David Louis Jessy who carried out the training exercise in Oza-Nogogo on the 11th April, 2012 at the community hall was accompanied by four other corp members serving with the Ika South local government council. The trainees were taught how to make Vaseline and fruit salad.

Corper Loius, while educating the people on the preparation of fruit salad, listed and prepared a note containing the mixture and quantity to be used, she however prepared a sample for them to see practically for themselves.

Comr. Lucky addressed the learners on the importance and aim of the training exercise. He enjoined them to pay full attention in order to get something from the programme while it lasts. He encouraged some of the benefactors who may be interested in learning how to make hair, tailoring and catering services to register with them and that their names will be forwarded to the local government council for further training. He however charged the youths to be serious with their lives and take their destines in their hands and change their lives for the better.

Speaking further, Comr. Lucky urged the benefactors to ensure that they put these skills they have learnt to practice so that they can start making money with it, no matter how little, stressing that in life, one must start small to get big tomorrow.

High point of the training exercise was light refreshment provided by the Oza Nogogo community as a sign of expressing appreciation to the corp members.

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