By Paul Efiong
The newly appointed traditional ruler of Bekwarra community of Jiwa Chiefdom, Chief Godwin Agabi Ushie of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) has reiterated the importance of increased vocational skills empowerment especially for rural dwellers, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic
The Community leader, who made this point, after his coronation ceremony, pledged to empower his people, in order to make them self-reliant.
Ushie explained that the initiative would ensure his people are not left behind economically in the face Covid-19 pandemic.
To this end, the traditional ruler unveiled a skill acquisition programme on food processing at a highly subsidised rate to enable majority of his people to benefit.
According to him, “We have many programs for our people aimed at improving the lot of our people.
“Any Bekwarra indegene who is interested should pick up registration form , we are ready to support them with up to 25% of the total sum of the training.”
Furthermore, the monarch promised to pursue peaceful coexistence in the community, while expressing his readiness to serve his people with every resources at his disposal.
He also used the occasion to enjoin his subjects, and other Nigerians to adhere strictly to the COVID-19 19 safety protocols established by the government, in order to contain the spread of the epidemic.