Oshodi-Isolo LG trains new entrepreneurs for self-employment
By Edith Igbokwe
In its effort to reduce the rate of unemployment in its community, the Oshodi-Isolo Local Government has trained another batch of entrepreneurs, equipping them with necessary skills to be self-employed.
The training covered studies in catering, shoemaking, hotel management, hair making and cosmetology, fashion and information communication technology (ICT).
Speaking at the 13th graduation ceremony of newly trained entrepreneurs, the chairperson of Oshodi-Isolo LGA, Mrs. Sarah Bolaji Muse Ariyoh said the training is part the efforts geared towards providing lasting solutions to the challenges of unemployment rate as she pointed out that vocational training and skills acquisition remain the panaceas.
However, she called on the government, private individuals, and corporate organisations to look into a way of reviving vocational education and skills acquisitions as means through which creative minds could be empowered to explore and bring into use their potential creativity.
In his remark, the Vice Chairman of Oshodi-Isolo LG, Hon. Daisi Oso stated that the administration would continue to strive in ensuring that Oshodi become a place of pride that others can be proud to associate with in terms of job creation through vocational training and youth empowerment.
The Coordinator of the training, Babatunde Ogundiran charged the newly trained entrepreneurs to utilise the knowledge and skills acquired in the course of the studies and become distinguished among their peers in their various chosen careers.
In the same vein, the guest speaker, Kunle Jaiyesimi and the pioneer Coordinator, Hon. Wale Adelana also emphasised on curbing the menace of unemployment by becoming problems solving person through creation of jobs as a result of skills acquired.
Meanwhile, a female graduated entrepreneur with special interest in digital marketing was given a token of N10,000 to start her products marketing powered by Tek4 Niaja.
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