Ele Monarch Lauds Topearl Catering Institute For Entrepreneurial Skills

The Amanyanabo of Ancient Ele Kingdom in Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area of Rivers State, King Felix Tamunoseipiriala Okuru, has commended the management and staff of Topearl Catering Institute, Abuloma, Port Harcourt for impacting quality entrepreneurial skills to the society aimed at creating self-employment.

King Okuru who made the commendation while speaking as a Special Guest of Honour at the institute’s annual cooking competition on Friday, November 18, 2022 expressed delight with the standard of facilities at the institute, and enjoined them to be proud of their profession as knowledge acquired by the students would help them reduce unemployment and put food on their table.

The Ele Monarch further lauded the MD/CEO of the Institute, Mrs Ayo Sokari for her foresight and charged her to keep up the tempo, while assuring the school of his support.

The traditional ruler of ancient Ele Kingdom also urged the students to take their studies serious and promised to assist them secure employment at the catering departments of the maritime sector as their services are key in the industry.

King Tamunoseipiriala Okuru who is also the Chairman of Maritime Workers Union Association of Nigeria (MWUN), Seafarers District, Rivers State called for Patronage of the Institute as catering is one of the fast growing business outfits in the society today.

Earlier, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Topearl Catering Institute,  Mrs Ayo Sokari who took the Guest of Honour round the facilities at the institute explained that annual cooking competition was to showcase what they  had learnt and to encourage them, pointing out that most of their graduates were being engaged or employed by top hotels in Rivers State and other parts of the world, as the students were taught how to prepare both continental and African dishes.     

Mrs Sokari thanked the Royal Father for gracing this year’s cooking competition of the Institute and called on parents to encourage their children and wards to develop interest in  catering to be self employed and also help reduce unemployment among the youths.

Also speaking, the Rector of the Institute, Barr. Ikarama Sokari said she was highly elated with the presence of King Felix T. Okuru Apina VII as part of their annual ceremony this year and highlighted the achievements and challenges of the school, while soliciting for his assistance to further update their activities.

Other dignitaries in the industry that witnessed the ceremony were Chief Gift Eruba, Chief Clavert Agwu among others.

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