STEP Made Me Self-Employed, Says Olu

-By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh:

Eric Olu hails from Ika North East Local Government Area. He enrolled into the 2018/2019 cycle of the Delta State Government’s Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP) as a Brown STEPreneur.

Re-trained and established in Electrical Installation and Maintenance, he is now the CEO of Eric & Co General Electrical Works. Though he is an SSCE holder, Eric has carved a niche for himself as a goal getter. Barely four years in business, Eric has diversified into sales of electrical materials and farming. He shares his testimony.

STEP made me self-employed. It provided me with working tools to begin business in electrical installation and maintenance. I have achieved a lot in the past four years through the programme. 

“I now have a shop where I sell electrical materials. To crown it all, I have successfully handled electrical installation in some government projects in my community and environs. I have acquired more tools for my jobs.

“I have trained seven persons; I have two employees. From the proceeds from my business, I got married, bought a plot of land which I am currently building on. I am also a farmer. I contribute immensely to the upkeep of my parents and siblings.”

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Blank NEWS Online founding Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Albert Eruorhe Ograka, is a Graduate of Mass Communication. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) in Journalism from the International Institute of Journalism (IIJ).

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