Lagos State Government, in collaboration with Microsoft, Goggle and Sterling Bank, has trained 100 unemployed youths in information and communication technology (ICT) skills.
At the graduation and closing ceremony of the first batch of graduates trained, Mr. Babatunde Durosinmi – Etti, Lagos State Commissioner for the Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment, charged youths graduating from the programme to take a stand against unemployment and make good use of the ICT skill imparted in them.
Represented by Mrs. Bisi Bocco, Director of Accounts in the Ministry, Durosinmi –Etti enjoined the young entrepreneurs that “a new course has been charted in your lives through the skill gotten during the 11- week training, make entrepreneurship your goal as paid employment may not take you to the dreamland.”
The Commissioner informed that another batch of 100 graduates will be trained in software development skills for 11 weeks after having undergone a transparent and competitive selection process to qualify them for the programme.
Durosinmi –Etti thanked the partners for their support and belief in the vision of the Ministry.
Also, Mrs. Bimpe Ibekwu, representative of Sterling Bank, told the graduating entrepreneurs to stay focused on their goals and inform other young graduates about the benefits of the State Government’s youth programme.
The training which was also supported by Audax Solution, was held for 11 weeks at the Lagos Study Programme in Lagos.