‘Wealth creation must Meet present-day realities, align with technology’
Lagos State Government said that it has identified the need to tailor its employment and wealth creation initiatives to meet present-day realities that would place the youth population at par with their contemporaries across the globe.
The Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke stated this during a Stakeholders Forum on wealth creation organised by the ministry at the Secretariat, Alausa-Ikeja.
Arobieke disclosed that the choice of the theme for the year’s Forum: “Youth Employment in the Digital Economy- Technology+Entrepreneurship”, was informed by the fact that technology has become a business enabler as all businesses now revolve around it.
She said: “Technology is the only way to be relevant in the global economy at all levels. Technology is the wave and entrepreneurship must align with this new wave. As the ministry in charge of wealth creation, what we do is that we create initiatives. After creating initiatives, we formulate, execute then evaluate all our initiatives to look at how best to improve on them”.
Arobieke informed that the forum, being an annual gathering, usually brings experienced speakers who can critically access the wealth creation initiatives of the government, pinpoint certain grey areas and offer professional advice for future wealth creation plans by the government.
The commissioner, who said that she was impressed with the presentation from Mr. Tim Akano, the guest speaker at the event, added that Akano was able to give the participants a reality check by advising youths to get away from complacency and be solution providers.