The Lagos State Government has said that 20 unemployed youth in each of the 57 development zones of the state’s local government and local councils will be trained and empowered to start their own businesses.
Wealth Creation and Jobs Commissioner Yetunde Arobieke said on Tuesday during a youth outreach program in the state’s Epe and Ibeju-Lekki regions.
The initiative “Be Your Own Boss in the 21st Century Community: Talent Hunting with Digital Entrepreneurship Skills Training / Mentoring” was organized by the Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment.
Arobieke said, “The government is targeting 20 unemployed youth in each of the 57 LGA / LCDA whose natural talents, innate gifts and passion would be discovered first. After that, we will provide them with IT based entrepreneurship training and mentoring so that they can start their business as CEO.
“Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s determination to pay attention to the needs of young people has informed the concepts of many laudable youth-centric innovations, like the idea of a talent hunt, aimed at empowering young people in Lagos to be autonomous, ”she said.
The president of the local government of Ibeju-Lekki, Abdullahi Olowa, who spoke on behalf of two other LCDAs in the region, praised Sanwo-Olu for the initiative “and for taking a local approach to empowerment. young people ”.
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