The Legislator representing Oshodi/Isolo Constituency 1, in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Olusola Sokunle, has advised the Federal Government to intensify effort in the area of youth empowerment and social development.
Adding that relevant government agencies and ministries should collaborate to empower youths in relevant and productive technology skills. Hon. Sokunle, gave this advice, at the graduating ceremony of the 3rd Batch of the “Hon. Sokunle Computer Training Empowerment Scheme” held in Oshodi, Lagos.
Explaining further, that the Federal Ministry of Communication and Technology, Federal Ministry of Youth and Social Development and the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), can collaborate to empower the youths of the Country, through the execution of virile empowerment plan which focuses on training youths on ICT.
Speaking about his motive for the program and his intentions for the people of his constituency, Hon. Sokunle said the time to reel out his achievements is not ripe as he will not relent in empowering the constituent and facilitating more state projects to the constituency.
He, advised the graduates to use the skills and knowledge acquired to create wealth for themselves and the society at large by tapping from all opportunities that come their way in the economy.
Reacting to the Hon. Sokunle’s gesture of goodwill, a Community Leader, Mr. Ayegba Joseph said, in all the years of political representation of the constituency, none of the representatives of the constituency had ever initiated the idea of such scheme, to empower large numbers of the constituency.
Urging the beneficiaries to use the skills learnt positively to develop the society. Joseph said, he had never met the lawmaker before now, but always hear of his contributions to the development of the constituency.
“I have never met you before, but I have always heard of what you are doing and what you have done in our constituency. Sir, continue your good work”, said Joseph
The Computer Scheme Instructor, Mr. Olasunkami Taiwo, disclosed that the training comprises of three skills (Desktop Publishing, Business Accounting and Computer Engineering). Explaining that the focus of the training was not only to make the graduates effective and efficient in Computer knowledge, but also to be good Business Accountants who can manage financial activities of their companies.
Taiwo urged the graduates not to relent in educating themselves, to utilize the skills and knowledge they have acquired during the training, and also to continue, to seek for more knowledge in Computer; as new technology skills evolve every time.
One of the beneficiaries of the scheme who spoke on behalf of the 3rd Batch graduates, Aisha Oladipupo said she secured a job, as a Secretary with a Law Firm, in the cause of coming for the training. She said the skills and knowledge acquired from the scheme, has exposed her to the various opportunities she can explore, to expand her coast.
Oladipupo advised her colleagues to explore every available opportunity, to put to test the skills and knowledge acquired, in order not to get better. Adding that many companies are looking out for computer skilled personnel’s.
She eulogized the lawmaker for the scheme, stressing that it is a means of liberating their families from poverty.
Sixty – five Youths, benefitted from the 3rd Batch of the Computer Empowerment Scheme.