The Executive Chairman of Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area, Engr. (DR.) Valentine Buraimoh has stated that skill acquisition and entrepreneurial programmes were the panaceas in tackling youth unemployment in the country.
Buriamoh, while addressing over 200 participants at the flag-off of a 2-week Free Skill Acquisition & Craft Making Training Programme organized by Amuwo Odofin Local Government in conjunction with Double Grace Development Initiative, held at Lakeview 1, CAC Church Field, Amuwo Odofin, said the training would reduce unemployment facing the youths in the local government area and help them acquire skills that would make them Self Reliant stressing that it would also better the lives of the youths as well as compliment government’s effort and drive to empower youths because of its multiplier effect .
“This scheme is timely because we need wealth and job creators in this era of limited employment opportunity, this initiative is in line with our administration’s job creation scheme, skill training, and entrepreneurial programme.
“It is my hope that this skill acquisition programme will turn out thousands of youths that will be business leaders and managers, it has a multiplier effect because those that will be trained will, in turn, employ more people to work for them after they have been established,” he said.
The Council boss added that “you have my assurance that my administration will give the beneficiaries the needed support to make it succeed.”
In a related event, the Council mayor has urged women to play a vibrant role in the society by making use of their less time to acquire more skill that would benefit them and society.
Buraimoh made this charge while addressing women at the opening of a 3-day skill acquisition programme held at the Council Secretariat, Festac Town. The training is organized by Fountain of Life for the Needy Foundation in conjunction with the Local government.
The Council helmsman encouraged the participants to take advantage of the opportunity and acquire the needed skills and be self-sufficient.