Senator Orji Uzor Kalu trains and empowers over 100 graduates from Isikwuato Local Government Area in different areas of cinematography. The beneficiaries of this laudable empowerment program were trained by a team of experts from the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC).
The presentation of certificates, laptops, and cameras to beneficiaries was held on Thursday, 16 February 2023 at the Commonwealth Hotel, Eluama Iskwuato. At the event, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, who represents Abia North Senatorial District, said that the exercise is aimed at developing human capacity and employment generation for youth in the Senatorial District.
He went further to explain that the training and empowerment would hold across the five local government areas of Abia North Senatorial District.
I want to congratulate all the participants of this event. We were in Umunneochi Local Government Area a few days ago. Today, it is the turn of the Isikwuato Local Government Area. Please take what we are doing seriously. We have just empowered farmers across all the villages in Abia North Senatorial District, and we are also doing direct empowerment to our youths and women. We are tired of eating rice and beans. People should be empowered directly. We have done very well. Abia North is doing better than others. It is not about elections. We have done a lot through the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Humanitarian Affairs Ministry, and so many others. It might not be you today but tomorrow might be you. I want our youths to be good ambassadors of our district.Orji Uzor Kalu, Chief Whip, Senate
Additionally, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu congratulated all the beneficiaries and urged them to diligently apply the skills learned in the course of their training for their socio-economic advancement in society. He went on;
As part of my representative functions to my constituents over the years, I have made it of paramount importance that it should be the people first and I am committed to doing more for our people. We have attracted the construction of rural roads, renovation of schools, installation of street lights, sinking of boreholes, and many others. But we are here to also directly reach out to you through this empowerment.Orji Uzor Kalu, Chief Whip, Senate