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Unemployment: Ondo trains 10,000 youths

By Francis Akinnodi

In his drive to reduce unemployment and promote self reliance in Ondo State, the Government has trained over 10,000 youths in various skills across the state.

Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa represented by his deputy, Olayide Adelami, made this known in Akure at a Youth Parley organized by the state Ministry of Youths and Sports Development.

He said, “considering the importance of entrepreneurship development as panacea to unemployment and catalyst to job creation, our administration established an entrepreneurship agency – The Ondo State Entrepreneurship Agency (ONDEA) with the mission of poverty reduction, job creation and economic development through entrepreneurship. Through this agency, we have trained over 10,000 people, especially the youths in various skills throughout the state”.

Aiyedatiwa said his administration will continue to prioritise Investment in the youth as encapsulated in its REDEEMED policy thrust.

According to him, “the core value of our agenda is Human Capital Development, which is the foundation for socioeconomic growth of our dear state.

“It should be noted, however, that given the present economic situation, the state resources are very limited to adequately invest In our youth for them to meet international standard and compete globally.

“This is why it becomes imperative for the intervention of the private sector to support with the much needed resources to drive our all-round development to the next level in line with the Public-Private Partnership Initiative.”

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