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RVSG Trains Over 300 Women On Different Skills


In line with the mission to empower women and develop women entrepreneurs in the state, Rivers State Government has trained over 300 women in the state on different skills.
The training which is being handled by ImpactHER, a non-governmental and non-profit making organization is meant to raise women entrepreneurs who can compete favourably with men and also sell internationally.
The Chief Executive Officer and founder of ImpactHER, Efe Ukala told National Network that the organization was founded to bridge the gender business-financing gap and help African women entrepreneurs realize their full economic potentials.
She disclosed that ImpactHER was formed with the intention of helping to eradicate poverty among African Women Entrepreneurs pointing out that the participants for the training were randomly selected from the 23 Local Government Areas of the State.
She also hinted that her organization equips African Women Entrepreneurs with the tools needed to build scalable businesses and access institutional capital and expressed hope that the training will offer to the participants the opportunity to attend Webinars tailored towards addressing critical aspects of business needs.
The founder of ImpactHER thanked Rivers State Government for magnanimously sponsoring the training adding that her organization has impacted over 4000 women across 34 African countries and is connected to 55 countries globally despite the fact that it is self-funded.
On his part, one of the resource persons and founder of Geestouch Organic Skincare, Mr Gelead Akalaha, stated that he agreed to train the women on organic skin care products because he wanted to help ImpactHER realise her vision.
Urging all the participants to take advantage of the training, He advised them to put into good use everything they were taught.
In their separate speeches, the trainees, Mrs. Nebo Chioma and Mrs. Martha Chindah thanked ImpactHER and Rivers State Government for empowering them and promised to be better entrepreneurs. Chief Ndigbara Lauds Govt Efforts on Return of Peace In Ogoni  – _Profers Solution for Sustainable Peace
The Mene Sirabarabateera 1 of Ogoni, High Chief Solomon Ndigbara (JP), has commended the various efforts by the Federal Government in ensuring that peace return to Ogoniland following the violence that in parts of the area recently.
Speaking to newsmen over the weekend on the return of peace, Chief Ndigbara, who is an Ambassador of Peace, said he is happy that both the State and federal governments of Nigeria have hearkened to his voice by ensuring that the people of Ogoni can now heave a sigh of relief.
“The peace came as a result of what I told the State and federal government through the media, and I’m happy that it finally came to be what the people are enjoying today.
“I don’t know why some Chiefs kept silence when there’s violence in their domain. I don’t know who’s pushing the boys to commit atrocities in the land, but I can assure you that peace has returned to the once troubled communities and security has been beefed up in the area”, High Chief Ndigbara said.
On how the peace in the area can be sustained, High Chief Ndigbara said each of the boys who were involved in the Violence should take oath that will be jointly administered by all Ogoni Communities, not from a particular Community, adding that they should vow not to indulge in any act of violence or criminality henceforth.
According to him, “the boys will also sign an undertaken with the security agencies, with their passport attached to it, in accordance with the tradition of the land. I think that is the way peace will be sustained in the area for now.”  He further appealed to all those arming the youths to cause violence and engage in various acts of criminality to desist forthwith.
On issue of oil resumption in Ogoniland, the Ex-agitator said the discussion on such development should be broad based, saying as a member of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People, MOSOP, he is aware that there are basic things that should be done, as enshrined in the Ogoni Bill of Rights.
He explained that there oil resumption in Ogoniland cannot be decided by only one person or group, but will be agreed upon by the relevant authorities and the Ogoni people themselves.
High Chief Ndigbara, while reiterating the need to clean all oil polluted Communities in Ogoni, said the current manner the relevant Government agencies are carrying out the Cleanup process will not achieve desired objective. He described the exercise as a mirage, decrying a situation where certain persons deliberately exclude others from the process as unhealthy and unproductive.
The Ogoni leader again assured the people and Government that he will continue to do his best to ensure Ogoni land is peaceful, united and developed, calling on others leaders in the area to be more concerned about the good of the people.

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