…6,252 Students Graduate from Lagos Skill Centres
The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Wednesday, revealed that he had previously worked as a plumber, 30 years ago.
He made the revelation during the graduation of 6,252 students of the 18 skill acquisition centres in the state, held at the Isheri Skill Acquisition Hall.
Sanwo-Olu advised youths and women to engage in vocational skills and become employers of labour rather than depending solely on government and private organisations for job opportunities.
The governor also urged them to be persistent, persevering, focused and not throw in the towel on their dreams, adding that they should take advantage of the free online business registration channel provided by the Federal Government for the first 250,000 small and medium scale enterprises.
Sanwo-Olu implored beneficiaries to use technology, especially their data to add value to their lives and not for things that would not contribute positively to their growth and development in life.
He urged the graduands to use the skills they had acquired to create platforms for themselves to be employers of labour.
The governor, while assuring the graduating students of support, urged them to do all they could to make learning a life-long venture, by constantly seeking ways to improve their skills and grow their businesses.
The students were trained in 15 different skills, including hairdressing and cosmetology, catering and hotel management, computer training, barbing, textile design, hat making and bead stringing, shoe making/leather works, fashion design and dress making.
The state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Cecilia Dada, said the graduands would receive the Lagos State Technical and Vocational Education Board certificates which could grant them transition into any of the state technical colleges for further training.Follow us on social media