|Natasha displays a rare work made from shredded cloth pieces|
Founder of Builders Hub Impact Investment project, Barr. Natasha Akpoti has kicked off her much publicized Enterprise Hunt, an initiative that targets 1000 enterprises across 1000 communities in Nigeria.
Craftsmen, Artisans, petty traders among hundreds of youths thronged the Azad palace of the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, His Royal Majesty Dr. Ado Ibrahim to partake in the orientation phase of the Enterprise Hunt. The sprawling palace of the paramaount ruler of Ebiraland was filled with curious members of the community who have longed waited for the day.
Even as the selection process was yet to commence, various crafts from metal works to wood works were displayed by craftsmen/women desirous of wining the attention of the organizers.
Awed by the massive turnout of the anxious local entrpreneurs, Barr. Natasha Akpoti, said the people have have confirmed her confidence in the craftsmanship and hardwork the community was renowned for.
Having taken the artisans through a long orientation, Natasha assured them that no effort was a waste saying that the essence of art is to celebrate imperfection.
His Royal Majesty, the Ohinoyi of Ebira land while praising the organizers for taking off the program in Okene also commended the dexterity of Barr. Natasha for her ardent desire to transforming the local industry. He, however, assured the organizers of his continuous support as the project moves from Okene to other Nigerian communities.
Senator Dino Melaye was a special guest of honour at the event. Sen. Dino who is currently representing Kogi Western Senatorial district at the 8th National Assembly, Abuja equally praised the courage of the organizers. He assured of his total support to the project, promising to ensure a bigger turnout as the Hunt hits his constituency in Okunland, Kogi Western Senatorial district of Kogi State.
Another federal legislator, Hon. Kabir Ajanah who represents Adavi/Okehi federal constituency at the House of Representatives was among other notable guests at the event.
Having conducted the orientation, Natasha informed the craftsmen to prepare for the selection stage of the hunt when a panel of judges will be invited to assess some of the best crafts on building and construction to home improvement.
At the selection phase billed to take place in August 2015, craftsmen whose works make it through the review process will be paired with investors as beneficiaries of the impact investment.
|Natasha flanked by Ajayi Toyeeb who made A Ram head with worn out tyres|
|Ohinoyi of Ebiraland HRM Ado Ibrahim flanked by Sen. Dino Melaye|
|Hon. Kabir Ajanah delivering his address|
|Palace gate flooded with motorbikes of attendants|
|Sen. Dino Melaye delivering an address|
|Barr. Natasha speaking with newsmen|
|Enterprise hunt team|