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Lagos govt reiterates commitment to youth empowerment

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The Lagos State Government has reaffirmed that it has put in place policies and programmes aimed at making the youths in the state self-reliant.

This was made known by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Social Development,Pharm (Mrs) Toyin Oke-Osanyintolu while declaring open the Entrepreneurship Training programme tagged “Business Amplifier Clinic”a 3-day training for selected young entrepreneurs as part of the activities to mark Y2023 International Youth Day.

According to Oke-Osanyintolu, the Young Entrepreneurs Training Program was organized to build young people’s business skills and capacity.

This, she said, will encourage young entrepreneurial startups, mentorship, and the acquisition of skills that will help participants adjust their products, services, and processes to support climate change and the related environmental requirements.

She added that the Themes Plus Agenda of the present administration is aimed at ensuring that no one is left behind. Therefore, the government has invested greatly in the enhancement of soft skills and vocational training programmes as a strong tool in solving the escalating problem of youth unemployment in the state.

“This training will help to promote the spirit of entrepreneurship and make the youth self-reliant, thereby generating employment and reducing poverty, crime, and youth restiveness.”

In his remarks, Lagos Central Representative, National Youth Parliament,Abdulmumun Edidi, charged the youths not to give up but to strive to become job creators by taking advantage of the numerous opportunities made available for them by the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund.

Similarly, Managing Partner of PELSE Consulting,Boboye Adeniji Oluwafemi, shedding light on the essence of the Business Amplifier Clinic, said that it was to help participants acquire the fundamental knowledge required to take their businesses to the next level by adding more value to society.

The 3-day business training programme is expected to expose participants to the basics of business forecasting, product branding, and personal growth development.

It also has a business pitch contest at the end of the training, where the five best winners will receive handsome rewards.

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