By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh and Ese Laura Oghene
Paul Eruvwedede hails from Patani LGA and has a B.Sc. in Physics. He is the CEO of Talux Paints, producer of all kinds of high-quality paints. Paul enrolled under Brown STEP and trained in Paint Manufacturing in the 2018/2019 cycle. He shares his success story after four years.
“I am a Brown STEPreneur. Because I needed a good foundation to start-up, I enrolled in STEP. My start-up package gave me the platform to begin production. Before, I produced paints based on demand by shops and sites, but now I produce paints for people to buy. It saved me the stress of rushing to get jobs done. The demand for paints is on daily basis.
“I engage in general painting services, wall screeding, PoP casting and installation, wall designs and general interior decoration. I am a facilitator of paints manufacturing for the State Government-RYSA and for NYSC. I have trained two persons and currently have three RYSA trainees.
“I am working hard to acquire a giant paint mixing machine capable of mixing 100 buckets in a single production and to get a bigger space. I have acquired few plots of land, majorly for permanent business premises. I am developing one as my permanent residential building. I got married after STEP training and I am blessed with children.
“My five years plan is to have my paints in every shop in Delta State. STEP sharpened my entrepreneurial dreams of becoming my own boss.”