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By Gertrude Onyekachukwu-Uteh
  In a country where some Nigerians embrace laziness under the veneer of begging, the case of disabled people soliciting for alms is a common sight. But that is not the case of Daniel Chris Obioma who not only embraced his fate with uncommon optimistic gesture but also using the Delta State empowerment scheme to help himself and also putting smiles on faces of Deltans by impacting printing skills. In a manner of speaking, the government empowerment scheme figuratively and financially put springs into his legs.
Daniel Chris Obioma is physically challenged, an amputee. He hails from Ika North East LGA of Delta State. He enrolled, trained and got established in the 2016/2017 STEP cycle in ICT Services. He has an OND in Office Technology and is the CEO of OC Delta Printing Press, a thriving printing company in Boji-Boji, Owa.
  He speaks glowingly of his rise from nadir of poverty to wealth creation :’With one laptop, a small printer, a generator, and a shop-rent subsidy, I started my business. I currently have five desktop computers, a large format printing machine, two direct image printing machines, two giant generators, and one Panasonic air conditioner.’
  Not contended with his success and some element of financial stability, he decided to train others. Listen to Him:’I have three employees; have trained five persons who are already established; I have eight trainees. I make enough money, much more than what I would have earned as a government worker.
He has words of gratitude to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and office of job creation: 
“STEP added value to my life; it made my life meaningful. It made me an employer, and provider. I do lots of charity and philanthropy. I am a proof that there is ability in disability.”
Any doubting Thomas still questioning the effects of job creation office of Delta State Government,
Daniel Chris Obioma  is a living testimony of that laudable initiative.


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