AUSTIN ATORI is a geology graduate from the Uvwie Local Government Area. After four years of unemployment, he joined in the State Government’s Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP) in the 2016/2017 cycle. He is keen on succeeding in the sector of entrepreneurship, not just in ICT, but also as a geologist. After five years, he recounts his success story.
“I appreciate the State Government for this opportunity to run and own my enterprise in ICT Services. The experience has been good, rewarding and encouraging. STEP gave me the leverage to of being an entrepreneur in the ICT sector.
“I have trained 13 persons. I have four direct staff and six indirect staff on my payroll. I have acquired more equipment and a plot of land. From the proceeds, I provide for my family and sponsor my Master’s degree programme in Environmental Geology.
“To enhance the growth of my business, I diversified into software design, writing of programmes and photography. I own a business centre for photocopying and typesetting. I have also diversified into sinking of boreholes, water supply, hygiene and sanitation services.