As part of efforts to contribute to the economic development of Sapele and Delta State in general through the provision of skill acquisition and reduction of unemployment, Oleju Entrepreneurship Hub was at the weekend commissioned in Sapele local government area of Delta State.
Commissioning the skills acquisition hub, the Chief Medical Director of Jewu Clinic Sapele, Dr. Ududua Omokar expressed deep satisfaction towards the initiative, maintaining that, Oleju Entrepreneurship Hub will be of great benefits to all Deltans and Nigerians in whole.
Dr Ududua said that the organization would help to solve social, economic and developmental problems that has plagued the teaming youths and less privileged ones in the society.
Speaking shortly after the commissioning, the Executive Director and founder of Oleju, Mrs. Alero Ogholi thanked all who were present at the occasion. She explained that Oleju Entrepreneurship Hub is an initiative of Rural Development and Reformation Foundation (RUDERF) which is a non-profit humanitarian organization committed to the development of rural and semi-urban communities in Nigeria through investment in human capital to end extreme poverty and improve the lives of people.
Mrs Alero Ogholi revealed that the organization was out to create opportunities for women living in rural and semi-urban communities from disadvantaged groups and backgrounds towards ending extreme poverty especially women.
“The organization is designed to strategically solve social, economic and developmental problems prevalent in rural and urban communities leading to extreme poverty” she added, noting that through their direct and indirect beneficiaries, women from disadvantaged groups, especially under age single mothers/Teenage and young adult females are being giving a new means of livelihood.
The CEO maintained that Oleju entrepreneural activities also includes the establishment of entrepreneurship hubs and fully equipped training centres in beneficiary communities and the training of local women to run the hubs aimed at empowering other community women and Building partnerships with local authorities to foster commitments and local ownership of solutions.
On their parts, Irene Onyeka, the Programs Office Manager, Irene Onyeka, Jane Oyelade, Creative Director, Ataman Ehikioya, Project Coordinator, Marume Majemite, Communication Assistant, and Markson Ofogba said that the initiative is a welcome development and lauded the founder, for conceptualizing the idea.
Highlights of the commissioning ceremony was a tour to the various departments to showcase exhibition of artworks and other activities of the center.