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LSETF upskills young entrepreneurs

By Gbenga Salau
28 June 2022   |   2:36 am
To support the growth of one of Africa’s tech ecosystems, Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) has partnered Honeywell Group (HGL) to equip young techpreneurs with appropriate skills

LSETF, Tosin Faniro-Dada,

To support the growth of one of Africa’s tech ecosystems, Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) has partnered Honeywell Group (HGL) to equip young techpreneurs with appropriate skills to build successful start-ups within the state.

Commenting on the partnership, the Executive Secretary of LSETF, Teju Abisoye, said: “We are delighted to partner with Honeywell Group to develop a talent pool of tech entrepreneurs, who can compete favourably with their peers across the world and improve results in the tech ecosystem.

“We are committed to ensuring that young people are equipped to drive the growing tech ecosystem in Lagos and Nigeria at large, in addition to positioning themselves for the economy. Through this partnership, we hope to cement Lagos’ position as the destination for start-ups in Africa. We look forward to seeing the impact of the training on job creation.

She noted that creating investor-ready start-ups was vital to the overall growth of the economy.
She said the talent development programme recognises that there was a need to help increase the investment attraction and ultimately, survival rates of Lagos-based start-ups.

“In partnership with HGL, Lagos Innovates is supporting capacity development in Lagos State by facilitating access to an integrated development environment (IDE) or tech-focused entrepreneurship content and programming,” she said.

Speaking on the partnership, Head of Corporate Services, HGL, Tomi Otudeko, said: “Creating long-term value for Nigeria and its people has always been at the heart of Honeywell Group’s mission.

We are invested in impacting our communities and the tech ecosystem in Lagos is filled with ideas that can revolutionise how we think and operate as a society.

“We also understand that these young minds need support in accessing the tools and the people required to grow their ideas. It is our duty to support them in any way that we can. We are excited to meet these new faces of technology and partner with state government and Lagos Innovates in easing the path to success.”