The Nation (Nigeria)

Skills acquisitio­n centre attracts foreigners

- From Franca Ochigbo, Abuja

THE Chief Executive Officer Ovaioza Skills Acquisitio­n Centre, Imu Unusa disclosed yesterday that the centre has put in place equipment, teachers and all it needs to welcome students from other countries to come and learn hands on skills.

Unusa disclosed this during the graduation of 256 students in Abuja, stating that Ovaioza Centre has different skills acquisitio­n programmes with the intent to grow into a global skills acquisitio­n centre where students can come from other

African countries to acquire hands on skills knowledge.

According to her, from establishi­ng the Ovaioza Farm, the centre grew to a large scale agribusine­ss with so many private investors partnering with the centre. There is the Ovaioza farm, the cement depot, to Ovaioza Relax and Chill Centre, the saloon, tailoring institute and others, it was not easy, but gradually it has grown into what it should be the Ovaioza Group of

Companies.

She said they are not just interested in making money but in providing value while enriching the lives Nigerian citizens. “I am very pragmatic about developmen­t and I know that there is no growth if we do not grow together,” she said.

She charge the students graduating to see this as a training ground for not just the skills acquired but for business sustainabi­lity, scaling and building system that will work.

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