The Lagos State government is set to create more jobs and wealth for its unemployed and underemployed citizens through Job Registration/Labour Exchange Centres across the State.
Speaking during her visit to one of the centres in Ikorodu, the State Commissioner of the Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf disclosed that the Ministry is ready to commence vocational training at the Job Registration/Labour Exchange Centres in order to reduce unemployment in the State.
The Commissioner explained that the Labour Exchange centres were established by the government to register unemployed graduates for skill acquisition in their areas of interest and also to provide accurate data and statistics of unemployed youths for placement in the private and public sectors.
While noting that the Ministry is determined to focus on skill acquisition for the youths, Akinbile-Yussuf informed that the trained youths will be empowered with start-up capital through the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund to kick-start their business and become self-reliant.
She advised all interested youngsters in the State to visit the Job Registration/Labour Exchange Centres to register with such details as their names, qualifications and also signify the skill acquisition training of their choice.
Earlier, the Chairman of Ikorodu Local Government, Mr. Wasiu Ayodeji Adesina in his welcome address said the Local Government is ready to collaborate with the Ministry to empower and find job placement for the trained youths within the local government to reduce the unemployment rate.