The lawmaker representing Badagry Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Babatunde Hunpe has told the beneficiaries of Badagry Entrepreneurship Development Training to go home with the principle ‘Think Big, Start Small and Start Now’.
Hunpe stated this on Wednesday 12th August 2020 at the grand finale of a three days entrepreneurship development training facilitated by the federal legislator which held at Badagry Town Hall.
Hunpe noted that the programme which had over One Hundred participants is for everyone in the constituency but had to be organised and conducted observing Covid-19 protocols which was the reason why the participants were not too much.
“I am a lawmaker and not a law breaker, that is why I don’t want this hall packed with people, there is still room for more to come, and by the special grace of God, there should be one or two more of this programme before the year runs to an end.
“I am imploring every beneficiaries of this training to go home with the principle think big, start small and start now” He said.
One of last year’s beneficiaries, Mrs. Atoye Fausat told CityMood that the programme is important to the growth of all businesses. According to her, “Last year when Hon. Yayi sponsored this programme, I was among the participants, I thought the seminar was a joke until I applied the skills learnt to my business and to the glory of God, my business has improved greatly, for instance I was using hose to water my farm last year but now I’m using sprinkler.” She said.
Hunpe, appreciating the beneficiaries, moderators and speakers from Small and Medium Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDEN), also applauded his distinguished leader and mentor, Senator Yayi Adeola for his support and encouragement.
Mrs. Oluwatoyin Fayemi, a business woman explained that she learnt a lot from the programme, including how to manage trade, how to keep good and accurate records and ensuring that expenditure is lesser than income, which means the money spent out in business must not be up to the gain or profit involved.
The programme was wrapped off with the presentation of cash grants to 135 beneficiaries across the local council areas in the federal constituency.