As the Rescue Revolution continues, people at the grassroots have continued to partake in the dividends of democracy.
The reality of this was evident as the distribution of certificates to successful graduands of the Skills Acquisition Program organized by the Hope Afresh Foundation Taraba, commenced recently in Jalingo and continued in Zing and Internally Displaced Persons’ camps in Yorro and Bali Local Government Areas.
Speaking today at the NKST church in Bali, the Governor’s Wife who was represented by her Press Secretary, Mrs. Elisabeth Usen Smith stated that she was overwhelmed by the commitment of both trainers and trainees to the scheme.
She stated that she had constantly communicated with various training points and the feedback gotten had been encouraging which indicates that the people are willing to be empowered.
Citing the Biblical story of Peter and John at the gate of the temple called Beautiful, she enjoined the graduands to cherish the knowledge they have acquired as it remains with them for a life time, adding that they could only appreciate the worth of it when it is put to use.
Barr. Anna Darius Ishaku however urged the beneficiaries to create a multiplied chain effect by training others who will in turn train others so that poverty can be banished from the State.
Appreciating the Governor’s Wife on behalf of the trainees, Mr. Basil Kajiva expressed gratitude to God for giving the State a mother for a First lady and prayed that God’s blessings, wisdom and knowledge will ceaselessly flow into her life and family. He assured her that successful trainees would get to work as soon as possible as that is the only way to appreciate the First Lady’s kind gesture.
In the same vein, the resident Pastor of the NKST church Bali who hosted the IDPs, Reverend Felix expressed profound gratitude to Her Excellency for giving the less privileged a source of livelihood and prayed for God’s protection on the First Family.
He also assured her of continual support where and when ever it is needed, and made an appeal for a borehole in the vicinity to put an end to the biting water scarcity. The Press Secretary assured him of prompt response from the Governor’s Wife.