Oyo Rep empowers youths with laptops, cameras

Member representing Ogo Oluwa/ Surulere Federal Constituency Oyo State, Hon Olusegun Odebunmi, on Monday presented 50 laptops and 15 cameras to youths in his constituency.

The beneficiaries were participants at the cinematography training for youths he sponsored in December 2020.

During the training, the beneficiaries were taken through the rudiments of filmmaking, video editing, film directing and others.

Presenting the items, Odebunmi said the essence of the empowerment was to increase the number of the youths from his constituency in ICT and film making.

Odebunmi, who is the chairman, House of Reps Committee on Information, National Orientation Ethics and Values said: “The world is moving away from oil to ICT and creative industry and one of the ways to help the youth is to provide means for capacity building and empower them with tools and startup funds in this current order.

“I will continue to do support youth development, my constituents are important and I will continue to promote anything that will enhance growth and advancement of my people especially the youths because they are the future of the next generation.”

While urging the youths to make judicious use of the items, the All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain said they should also make themselves available for more training to develop and broaden skills on the job.

The project coordinator, Alhaji Al-Maruff Ajibolu, implored beneficiaries to make good use of the opportunity to build a career in creative industry.

“Already there is a paradigm in revenue generation, hence the need to increase the stream of revenue for economic development,” he stressed.

Timothy Adebayo, a photographer; Adebayo Adedamola, a writer and Tosin Ajadi, an actress appreciated Odebunmi for his support and promised to make good use of the items.

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