Firm to employ 350 Lagos government employability support project trainees
Over 350 graduates of the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) Employability Support Project, who completed an eight-week intensive training exercise, are to be employed by Dangote Group.
Executive Secretary of LSETF, Akintunde Oyebode, who disclosed this, yesterday, commended Dangote Group and other partners for the gesture, explaining that the Project was providing a viable platform to bridge the gap of shortage of skilled and employable labour required to fill the needs of the job market.
“Manpower skills gap remains a significant issue for businesses operating in the state and we are pleased to see that world-class brands are satisfied with the quality of our trainees and the scheme in general.
“I enjoin other corporate organisations to follow Dangote’s lead in recruiting the well-trained and certified manpower that the Project has produced and support the Lagos State Government in its effort to bridge the unemployment gap in the state,” he stated.
On the essence of the job fair recently held in Lagos, the chief executive of Arc Skills Nigeria, represented by the General Manager, Mrs. Ebunoluwa Bolodeoku, said the move by Dangote and its partner vendors to employ trainees of the Project was a testament to the quality of the scheme.
The Project is an initiative of the LSETF, with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), designed to provide unemployed and underemployed youths in the state with vocational skills training by well-certified and credible training partners.
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