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Edo launches skill development programme to create employment opportunities

By Simon Ebegbulem, Benin-City

THE Edo State government, through its job creation initiative, EdoJobs, has launched a skill development programme to prepare youths in the state for employment opportunities and as employers of labour.

Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Governor on Skill Acquisition and Job Creation, Ukinebo Dare, said, yesterday, “Through the skill development programme, the Godwin Obaseki-led administration has been attracting investors that have need for highly skilled manpower to the state.”

She explained that the state government was partnering with organisations that specialise in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), mobile phone and laptop repairs, automobile mechanics, among others, to train youths across the three senatorial districts of the state.

The training, Dare said, “is designed in such a way that some programmes have stipend packages, start-up packs while others have business support packages for trainees”. According to her, the programme will also address the needs of  participating business partners and individuals.”



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