2023: Sen Rafiu launches N500m economic empowerment initiative for youths

  • Says Karakata 2022 will enhance development in Kwara South

The Senatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Kwara South, Dr Rafiu Adebayo Ibrahim, on Wednesday, presented the Kwara South Economic Empowerment Initiative, tagged, Karakata 2022 to the people of the Senatorial district.

The initiative plans to train not less than 350 indigenes of the Senatorial district on productive skills of 21st century, and empower them with start-up capital as well as tools for self employment.

Addressing the people at the unveiling of his campaign team, in Omupo, Ifelodun Local Government Area, on Wednesday, Senator Rafiu, said the empowerment program, first of its kind, will create jobs, reduce unemployment, produce millionaires and enhance economic development in the Kwara South.

He also added that the empowerment will run alongside other sustainable empowerments for students, women and artisans as part of plans to create several millionaires in the next 10 years.

The leading Senatorial candidate, in his address said, “Karakata 2022 is a comprehensive package that is poised to engender a renaissance of economic growth in our community.

“We have carefully designed karakata 2022 to significantly and effectively address the inadequacy of opportunities for our youth and the unemployed in our society through training on productive skills of 21st century, and provision of inputs to help kickstart/bolster their entrepreneurial zeal.”

Rafiu noted that the training will cover areas like, “Digital marketing Skills, web design, App design, Graphics Design and Social Media Marketing, Digital Finance, Inbound Outbound Marketing, and CRM.”

Other areas will be in online sales and google directory as well as other businesses and digital opportunities.

According to the PDP chieftain, the opportunity is opened to all from the 7 LGAs of Kwara South irrespective of ones political affiliations.

The Senatorial hopeful expressed optimism that the initiative will go a long way to engender economic development and prosperity for the good people of Kwara South senatorial district.


Senator Rafiu Ibrahim Media Team

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