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Nigerian church trains 6,000 persons in education fair

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has trained no fewer than 6,000 members and non-members in what the church described as education fair.

This was disclosed by the President, Calabar North Stake, Akwaowo Joseph Ekong.

The education fair, according to the organiser, aimed at showcasing welfare service initiatives, scholarships, employment, internship and career opportunities to youth and women.

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Ekong stated that the target population were members of the Calabar North Stake, Calabar Stake and Calabar South Stake.

“The estimated beneficiaries should be in the region of 6,000.

“This is to expose members to some basic skills that can help them become self reliant in their various undertakings,” he said.

The event, which took place in Calabar weekend, was attended by resource persons from Ghana, such as Tamara Edi Dadson, a Family Services Specialist and William Boakye, Perpetual Education Fund loans Specialist, taking part.

Other specialists were Eleazor U. Ikpegbu, an S&I online Department of Brigham Young University (BYU), Uyo zone leader, Charles A. Adebayo, the Regional Welfare & Self- Reliance Manager, Victor Ukorebi, the International Area Manager for Africa West of BYU-Pathway Worldwide as well as Christian Onovughe, Welfare and Self-Reliance Manager, Uyo coordinating council.

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