Lagos state empowers 750 persons with vocational skills

The Lagos State government through its skills acquisition program has given start-up kits to about 750 beneficiaries who graduated from the training.

The training focuses on indigent persons, especially women, to give them financial stability. It is done every quarter and at different centers.

Beneficiaries cut across three training centers of Ese-Odin, Egan Oromi, Ishagira, and Ojota Elete (riverine communities in Oto-Awori Local Council Development Area); Alausa Central Mosque, and the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) Office.

Beneficiaries in the Ese-Odin center thanked the government for remembering them and begged that more of such impactful programs be brought to them.

Mr. Rufai Ayinde (59), from the Ojota Elete community, was particularly grateful for the opportunity. He is a fisherman but attended the training because of his children. He learned catering.

He said: “I joined this training so I can also train my children. I’m getting old and I want a better life for my four children. Today by the grace of God I am a caterer and it will help me help my children.”

Stephen Falade, from Ese-Odin, is a building contractor but learned soap/insecticide/shampoo making.

“It is a good thing that the government has done for us. I came to learn this business so I can also teach my wife and she can continue with it. We perform our civic duties and so we urge the government to remember us more so we can also benefit from the government of the day,” he said.



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