Fed Govt opens skills acquisition centre in Ondo State
• Promises to empower 1,200 youths yearly
The Federal Government has said that over 1,200 youths would be empowered with life-skills yearly in Ondo State to halt and reverse the worrisome unemployment rate in the country.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, stated this during the commissioning of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu Skills Acquisition Centre in Ile-Oluji, headquarters of Ile Oluji/Okeigbo Local Council.
She stated that the project was aimed at achieving the cardinal objectives of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to improve the economy, secure the country and stamp out corruption in the society. She said that the youths must be encouraged to use their hands to work for a living and shun crime.
She said that a society could only be free when its youths are productively engaged.
The presidential aide noted that the centre was designed to be a strategic tool for the economic empowerment and cater for various life-skill trainings for young men and women in sewing, fashion and dressmaking Information and Communications Technology (ICT), photography, hair styling and cosmetology, among others.
The state governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, who commissioned the centre, said that his administration would continue to work to improve human capital development in the state.
Also, Osun State Governor Gboyega Oyetola, who represented Tinubu at the commissioning, commended Buhari for his commitment to fight against unemployment and his laudable steps to promote economic development.
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