Ini Billie, Uyo
The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Youth Development, Mr Martins Esin has trained 160 youths and women on solar installation and catering/food processing in Akwa Ibom.
Esin who is the lawmaker representing Oron/Mbo/Okobo/Udung Uko/Urueoffong Oruko Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives said the training was to mark his 75 days as a lawmaker.
Speaking during the two-day training tagged ‘Forward Oro Capacity Building and Strategic Empowerment Programme’ at the weekend in Oron, Esin said the empowerment programme was in line with his RIDE Agenda focused on empowerment and education.
“Today is exactly my 75th day in office as your representative. And I’m happy that within such a short time, I have been able to demonstrate my commitment towards the fulfilment of the promise I made while seeking your votes.
“Recall that the fourth leg of my RIDE Agenda which you graciously bought into is Empowerment, including education. This Capacity Building and Strategic Empowerment Programme is my first formal step towards the fulfilment of that part of my campaign promise. It’s still early in my tenure. So, expect many more capacity building and empowerment programmes in the months ahead,” he stated.
The lawmaker charged the beneficiaries to work hard, ne determined and disciplined, saying his office would track their progress and help to upgrade their businesses if they show commitment.
Esin promised more motions, bills and empowerment programmes for his constituency aside his motion on the gully erosion ravaging Iquita and Ekeya communities.
“The well-received motion on the menacing erosion ravaging Iquita and Ekeya communities was my first effort at fulfilling the first leg of the RIDE Agenda, which stands for Representation.
“Many more motions and bills are underway. As the House reconvenes from recess, we will ensure compliance with its resolutions by appropriate government agencies regarding Iquita and Ekeya.
“As the tenure unfolds, there is every reason for our people to expect effective representation, inspirational leadership, massive development and strategic empowerment programmes in line with our campaign promises,” he stated.