Ogun takes public-private participation – Bazedon
The Ogun State government said about 100 young people have been licensed in three Senate districts for a variety of skills through a public-private partnership.
According to a statement titled “Ogun Government, Private Companies Empower 100 Young People” on Wednesday, they received training in catering, baking, ties and paints, programming, animation and arts and crafts.
The training was conducted with government assistance in partnership with two private companies, IHS Nigeria Limited and WeforGood International, both of which are based in Lagos.
State Deputy Governor Ms. Neumot Salako-Oyedele, speaking at the graduation ceremony for interns in Abeokuta, said that the state government’s public-private partnership initiative has given young people the opportunity to be self-reliant and self-sufficient.
Salako-Oyedele, represented by the Senior Special Adviser to the Deputy Governor, The Honorable. Raman Salako, through the agency’s representative, Ms. Oluvakemi Ogungbade, explained that professional skills are essential for the development and growth of a nation.
He said the efforts of the current administration have spawned a techhub and job portal that invites other private organizations to look for talent and attract young people.
The Governor’s Special Adviser on Job Creation and Youth Empowerment, Prince Lekan Olud, represented by the Governor’s Special Assistant on Job Creation, Mr Biola Odetola, said job creation is one of the key pillars of the current administration in freeing young people. people from idleness and unemployment.
He noted that the training program is a way to offer the dividends to democracy.
Olud instructed the students to effectively use the knowledge gained.
“Treat the skills you have as life, develop them, live them daily, and heaven will be your starting point as your standard of living improves,” he said.
In her speech, the director of IHS Towers Nigeria Limited, Ms. Ama Sholoton, said that young people are more likely to find themselves unemployed than adults.
He noted that 14 million young people were left without work due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to him, the training was aimed at ensuring that graduates become self-sufficient and need to acquire the technical skills that will lead them to success.
Source: – Punch Ng
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