By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Laura Ese Oghene
Omamode Omokra trained in Decoration and Event Management in the 2018/2018 STEP cycle of the Delta State Government’s Skills training and Entrepreneurship Training (STEP). He has an OND in Banking and Finance. She hails from Ughelli South LGA and is the CEO of Mamus Home of Celebrities & Event Management. STEP training exposed her to business opportunities she never thought she could explore. Hear her.
“I was jobless till I enrolled in STEP. Since establishment, I have enjoyed high patronage because I work hard to satisfy my clients. I have acquired more equipment such as a generator, a set of bridal chairs and tent, 300 expanded chair covers, flowers etc.
“I was skilled in hairdressing before STEP training; so, I combined my skill in hairdressing with decoration to establish what I enjoy today. I have diversified into renting of bridal gowns while I sell hair beauty products, bridal accessories such as bouquets and jewellery.
“So far, I have trained 10 persons and currently have three trainees. My life changed through STEP. I care for my parents and siblings adequately well. I acquired a plot of land and I am financially independent.”