-BY MICHAEL J. EKOKORUWE:
The member representing Isoko federal constituency in the House of Representatives , Hon. Engr. Jonathan Ukodhiko, has empowered 144 youths and women in Agricultural business at the council secretariat Ozoro, Isoko North local government area of Delta State.
The empowerment program organized by National productivity center Abuja and UJA family foundation in conjunction with the New Balance Corporate Services Limited, gave orientation in Agricultural business, in fish farming, hatching, smoking and marketing.
Speaking at the two day agricultural development program, Hon. Engr. Jonathan Ukodhiko, represented by Pastor Sunday Elueni said, he personally sponsored 20 persons to participate in the program when slots allocated to Isoko federal constituency could not meet the target, adding that the beneficiaries were selected from the 24 wards of Isoko North and South.
Ukodhiko posited that the program was influenced to unite the people and make food available for the constituents, adding that electricity is among other developmental projects earmarked for the constituency.
For his part, Hon. Dcn. Christian Iteire, chairman Isoko North local government area, commended Hon. Ukodhiko for the synergy between National production center for the empowerment program, just as he urged the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the items to become successful.
In his remark, Hon. Emmanuel Edevor, former chairman of Isoko North council, urged the beneficiaries to use the agricultural business program to develop themselves and family and become self reliant, stressing that the items are not to be sold.
The highpoint of the two day program was the presentation of clarias specie fingerlings, fish feeds and support cash to all the beneficiaries.
Responding, Efe Sunday and Elo Oriri, from Ovrode and Ozoro communities respectively, commended Hon. Engr. Ukodhiko for the empowerment, noting that the program will add value to life, more money and eradication of pooverty from the constituency.