Ebenezer Obey, Federal Polytechnic Ilaro sign MoU on skills acquisition in Nigeria
As part of the effort to support the dreams of young Nigerians through skills acquisition, especially in music, the music legend, Evangelist Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, Ogun State, to provide online training that will make them job creators.
This development became a reality when the board of the Ebenezer Obey Music and Life Institute (EOMLI) was hosted by the authorities of the institution led by the Rector, Dr Mukail Akinde, at the Raheem Oloyo International Conference Centre of the institution, last Thursday.
After speaking on the significance of the partnership, especially on youth empowerment, the two parties made the bond formal as they both signed the legal terms to jointly impact positively in the younger generation.
Speaking on the development, the music legend noted that MoU is a dream come true and that he was delighted that he was able to achieve it in his lifetime.
Obey said: “As I said when I clocked 81 recently, I have no more river to cross, but I am ready to fulfill any package God has planned in my life and I believe that this project is part of it. Even after I have gone to rest, the institute will remain a youth development centre and it will shape their lives to be better citizens. This is my vision and I am Happy God has started answering my prayers through this partnership.”
While commending the board of the EOMLI and the institution’s board, Obey recalled that he had long discovered that skilled persons earn more when he first took his band to London in 1969 and had since then been passionate to empower youths.