-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh:
OPIA ELVIS enrolled in the Delta State Government’s Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP) in the 2018/2019 cycle as a brown STEPreneur. He was trained in Aluminum Works. He hails from Ndokwa West Local Government Area. Elvis is the MD of Royal Aluminum located in Asaba and is an SSCE holder, who ascribes his success to STEP. He shares his experience after three years.
“I shall ever remain grateful to the State Government for providing me with the tools and equipment I needed to begin my enterprise in aluminum works. I am in partnership with a friend who is in aluminum works too.”
“I earn my living through my business and through it I provide for my family and tackle the challenges of life. I have acquired more tools to enhance my work. STEP took me off the street by creating gainful employment for me.”
“I have 10 casual workers I engage their services from time to time. I also network with others to meet clients’ demands. STEP is the bedrock of my business.”