As part of his continuous effort to reduce unemployment, a member of All Progressive Congress (APC) and Lagos lawmaker, Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu has inducted youths for a digital training programme in conjunction with the Lagos State government.
Speaking at the induction programme on Friday held at GOY constituency office, Yishawu representing Eti-Osa constituency II disclosed that the training would provide jobs for the youth and also make them employer of labour.
The lawmaker promised that half of the youth that will participate in the training will get job placement.
According to him, we have sustained all the programmes we have been doing from the inception of my administration.
Yishawu stressed that the beneficiaries selected are found worthy and capable. He urged them to devote their time and energy to complete the training.
Though, this training is free, you need some level of commitment. I won’t call it intellectual capacity but you need to learn.
Yishawu, who is the chairman house committee on Budget and Economic Planning said he has done programmes to infuse knowledge and uplift the livelihood of the constituents with Eti-Osa 2.
“We have done programmes to infuse knowledge and uplift the livelihood of our constituents. Apart from my duty in the Lagos State House of Assembly , we have a representation which requires us to ensure that our constituents feel the dividends of democracy”, he said.
“We also decided to upscale representation by empowering our youth with digital training. It is tough because we want to start it a year back but because we want to partner Lagos State that is why we are starting now.
Speaking with newsmen, Mrs.Teju Abisoye, Executive Secretary, of Lagos State Trust Fund (LSETF) described Yishawu as a man that is passionate about youths.
“He’s thinking about youth and how they will get employment. He is not only teaching them how to fish but teaching them how to fish in foreign currency. The opportunity is there and it is up to the young people to make sure that they take advantage of it.
Abisoye,, therefore appeals to the beneficiaries to make use of the opportunity provided by the lawmaker.
“People have stayed for years and even borrowed money to do this training so I hope the beneficiaries will make use of this opportunity”, he said.
In the same vein, the beneficiaries who expressed their joy appreciated Yishawu and promised to make use of the opportunity given to them.
A 300-level student of History and International Relations, Catherine Ameh said she counted it as a great opportunity since the focus in the 21st century has shifted to digital business.
Another beneficiary, Miss Ogunsanya Oriyomi said the training will cost about N450,000 if they want to do it outside.
“Not everyone that will do white collar job. The world is digitalized now so youth need to key into the opportunity provided to them. With this, we appreciate Yishawu for doing this for us.”, she said.