…As MCE Foundation Takes up Sponsorship of 2022 Exhibition
By Chioma Ndife
The Chief Executive Officer of PaulB Construction Nigeria PLC, Engr. Paul Enidom, has disclosed that the construction company will undertake the asphalting of the access routes of St. John Innovation Institute of Management and Technology (JIIMATECH) to enhance the outlook of the institution.
Engr. Enidom made the disclosure last Sunday, at JIMATECH Premises, Neni, Anaocha LGA, Anambra State, during the graduation ceremony of students of the institute which featured exhibition of products produced by the graduands. He noted that the motive behind the intention was to assist the Management and provide the needed conducive atmosphere required by the students to excel and develop their potentials.
He emphasized the importance government-private partnership and called on Anambra prominent and well to do individuals to partner with the Church and other private establishments to develop facilities that would take youths off the streets and empower them skillfully. He said that such partnership would assist in opening up the economy for better economic stability and growth.
He beckoned on the students to expand on the skills which they had acquired while at the institute to better their lives and contribute more meaningfully to the economic growth of Nigeria.
He advised the graduating students to sustain what they had started, to believe in themselves, to be innovative and improve on what had been existing in their field, including rebranding the products which they conceived its idea for them to stand out from the crowd.
He stressed the need for people to patronize products made by the students of the institution and stated that such patronage would boost the morale of the graduating students and encourage them to venture into bigger projects. He described the graduating students as the future and present employers of labour, noting that the only way to change the unemployment indices in the country was to empower the young minds.
He said that young individuals who had been equipped skillfully could be empowered with seed funds to enable them to produce, thereby reducing the country’s excessive dependence on imported products.
Engr. Enidom who serves as the JIIMATECH Board committee Chairman on Projects, said that the exhibition had shown that Nigeria as a country had capable and willing individuals who could produce products required by all, saying that there was no need for the importation of much products since they could be produced locally in the country.
The chief executive officer of the construction company who tasted some of the edible products on display, charged them to be excellent and expressed optimism that if more funds were pumped into the school, the students could come up with better and attractive packages for the products to draw more customers.
He revealed the intention of his family’s foundation, Martina Chinyere Enidom Foundation, to sponsor next year’s exhibition, which, he said, would be larger and better than the present exhibition for more people to witness the calibre of students which the institute graduated, noting that the next stage would be for students to develop ideas on how to export some of their products to other countries of the world and compete with other products globally.
He expressed delight that the institute was located in his home community, Neni, and pointed out that its location would bring more development to the community and project its name to the rest of the world.