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The Vice President of Nigeria, Senator Kashim Shettima has commended the wife of Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Olayemi Oyebanji, for coming up with an initiative to give economic empowerment to hundreds of Ekiti youths and giving them an opportunity to be job creators.

Ekiti News reports that the Vice President gave the commendation on Thursday when he paid a visit to the Adire Ekiti Hub as part of his one day official visit to Ekiti State.

Senator Shettima apparently impressed with what he saw on ground, donated N5 million to Adire Hub to the admiration of the trainees and other guests present.

The Vice President described Ekiti First Lady as “a worthy princess, intelligent and brilliant woman committed to the development of Ekiti State.”

Senator Shettima said Ekiti has never had it so good with Governor Biodun Oyebanji in the saddle being complemented by a wife who is passionate for better welfare for the citizens of the state.

The facilities at the Adire Ekiti Hub visited by the august visitor included the pavilion occupied by some of the trainees, the workshop where many of them are working and the gallery where beautiful Adire fabrics were on display.

The Ekiti First Lady, Dr. Olayemi Oyebanji, earlier in her remarks gave an overview of how Adire Ekiti initiative and the Hub started.

Dr. Oyebanji informed the Vice President that the facility housing the centre was donated by a former National Assembly member, Senator Babafemi Ojudu.

She explained that 200 youths from Ekiti Central Senatorial District had undergone training under the first phase from which 30 were selected from the Masters Class to train another batch of 200 trainees from Ekiti South Senatorial District presently undergoing training

The First Lady added that the fabrics from Adire Ekiti Hub are very much in demand locally and from people in Diaspora, groups, trade unions, among others.

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