Abia: Kalu stages Cinematography training for Youths, intensifies farmers empowerment
As part of his youth empowerment action agenda Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has organised an intensive training for Youths in Cinematography in Abia North Senatorial District.
According to Kalu representing the district at the National Assembly, the training facilitated in partnership with the Nigerian Film Corporation (NFC) , will serve as a springboard for youths to explore the opportunities in Cinematography inorder to earn a living through content creation and film making.
The flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 25th Senatorial elections stressed that with the advent of social media and its monetisation, youths can now create film contents to make a living hence the provision of digital cameras,brand new laptops and start up cash to each participant at the conclusion of the training.
Kalu charged the beneficiaries to take advantage of the training which was offered to them free of charge. He tasked the youths to be grateful to President Buhari administration for making it possible in addition to approving the construction of several infrastructural projects in Abia-North and the South East as a whole.
Speaking at Umunneochi on Tuesday where the training was held , Kalu urged the youths to leverage on the gains of the exercise; “This training will be held in phases across the five local government areas of Abia North, and it was made possible through the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari. You might have your reservations about the performance of the APC Government , but you will quite agree with me that the party under Buhari has been good to us in Abia-North and even the South East.
“We all know the state of the Enugu – Lokpanta – Aba – Port Harcourt expressway used to be two years ago but today, the road has been constructed and delivered. It is my hope that you will use this training and the materials provided to kick start your career in Cinematography, the era of social media has made it easier to make money through content creation which I expect you all to have advantage of using the funds and materials given to you all.
Legislative Aide to the Senate Chief Barrister Victor Ettie, appreciated Senator Kalu making history for being the first Parliamentarian to empower youths with brand new Laptops. Ettie thanked the Senate Chief Whip for making available refreshments throughout the training, in addition to the learning materials and resources for practicing.
He said; ” We are all grateful for this initiative, you have made impacts in infrastructure, Agriculture and now ICT. You have provided us not just the training but with learning materials, a brand new set of laptops, digital cameras, food , water and cash awards for each participant. In the history of Abia-North nobody has empowered Youths with Laptops.
The training ended with the presentation of Laptops and certificates to the trainees.
In another development, Kalu has intensified the distribution of free High Powered Cassava Processing Machines to all communities in Abia North. On Valentines day 44 communities in Ututu and Ihechiowa all in Arochukwu local government area took delivery of the machines. Each village were entitled to a unit of these plants which according to the Senate Chief Whip will reduce the cost of grinding their products, enhance productivity and increase their profit in extension the economic livelihood.
The community representatives, who welcomed the entourage of Senator Orji Kalu, who was ably represented by the Arochukwu / Ohafia federal constituency APC candidate Hon Daniel Okeke into Ututu and Ihechiowa, could not withhold their gratitudes to Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, whom they described as a man that keep to his promises at all time and upon which he has gained the trust of the people.
Speaking during the distribution, Hon. Daniel Okeke charged the people to be aware of the benefits that will follow, if Senator Orji Uzor Kalu is re-elected to the Senate, according to him “Ututu have not had this opportunity given to us by APC to contest for the House of Representative. The PDP did not give us such an opportunity, APGA didn’t but APC gave us that opportunity and the person that made this possible is Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, because Orji Kalu knows that I have the kind of heart of he’s. We have the heart to work for the people. With the two of us at the federal level, as Orji Kalu is doing all this work, I will also be doing the same and our community will open for more developments.
“We have measured so many roads here in Arochukwu and some of them are already awarded. Orji Kalu made everything easy for all these things to get to us, because he has the connections, he knows what to do to get things done, things that will benefit the people.”
Hon Daniel Okeke assured the people that with Sen Orji Kalu at the Senate, joining him at the National Assembly will be the end to bad roads in Ututu and Ihechiowa;
The distribution of the processing machines for the low income earners in rural areas is still ongoing. The remaining communities will receive theirs in earnest.
So far 44 communities of Arochukwu, Ihechiowa and Isu have received theirs, they include: Agbagwu; Amangwu; Amannagwu; Amasa; Amoba; Amukwa; Amuvi; Asaga; Atani; Ibom; Isinkpu; Obinkita; Oror; Ugbo; Ugwu Avor; Ugwuakuma; Ujari; Ulughangwu; Aboru; Achara; Agbor; Amaetiti; Amafia; Amamiri; Amiyi; Atan; Ebemofia; Ndiokpo; Nkporo; Obicihie; Obinto; Okpo; Umuchiakuma; Umuye; Umuzomgbo, Aba Isu; Amachi; Amakarama; Amukabi; Iheosu; Obieze and Obomime.