Lagos to equip 1,000 young people with entrepreneurial skills — Nigeria — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

The Lagos state government said around 1,000 young people would be equipped with entrepreneurial skills as the state concludes plans to increase the number of existing vocational training centers from seven to nine.


The government has indicated that two additional facilities located in the municipalities of Badagry and Epe have been built and will become operational from August 2021 to give young people from the axis the opportunity to become entrepreneurs.

The Director of the Lagos State Agency for Mass Education, Oluwakemi Kalesanwo revealed this during the launch of the outreach program organized by the agency for the more than 700 contractors newly certified by the Lagos government. ‘State.

Kalesanwo said the new facilities were put in place by the government to increase the number of annual interns and improve compliance with the state government’s COVID-19 protocol.

She added that with the two facilities, more than 1,000 young people would be equipped with the right skills and become entrepreneurs as well as employers of labor across the state.

Regarding the outreach program, the Director explained that it was organized to expose the professional trainees to the various opportunities available to set their Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) on the path to transformation into multi-million naira businesses.

According to her, they had been denounced by their organizers but the purpose of the forum was to put them in contact with the officials responsible for the disbursement of funds and other benefits made available to them in the company.

Earlier, a deputy director of the agency, Kikelomo Olawunmi, told the trainees that surveys conducted over the years have shown that many entrepreneurs lack financial literacy and this has affected growth and expansion. of their business.

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