Speaking during the graduation for the youths in Ilesa on Saturday, Ayeni, representing Ijesa South Federal Constituency, said helping the poor is a worthwhile effort.
He said that the training was aimed at reducing unemployment and poverty among the youths in the state.
Ayeni, who noted that the training which was done under his foundation, L.
B foundation, would afford the beneficiaries the opportunity to be self-dependent.
According to him, the empowerment has nothing to do with his political ambition and the beneficiaries were picked from his Constituency, regardless of political or religious affiliation.
“In the face of the recent global economic depression, youths and women must be trained to be their own bosses.
“Youths must shift focus from white-collar job and be self dependent,” he said.
Ayeni, however, urged the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the training and the grant given to them.
He also urged his constituents to continue to support him, saying the only way to reciprocate the gesture was for them to support his political ambition.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the trainees were drawn from Atakunmosa East, Atakunmosa West, Ilesa East and Ilesa West Local Government Areas of the state.
They were trained for three days in
production of Air freshener, hand sanitizer, perfume, detergent, soap making, among others.
Each of the beneficiaries were also given grant for start up.
One of the beneficiaries, Iyabo Adegbayi, who spoke on behalf of others thanked the lawmaker for the training with a promise that the trainees would reciprocate the gesture by supporting the lawmaker.