April 1, 2019

Edojobs expands training portfolio, as Obaseki’s skills devt. initiatives berth in Edo rural communities

Edojobs expands training portfolio, as Obaseki’s skills devt. initiatives berth in Edo rural communities

Cross-section of students and tutors, who participated in the Tekly Code Camp organised by Edojobs, Google and UNESCO at the Edo Innovation Hub, in Benin City, Edo State.

As part of efforts to deepen skills development and create sustainable means of livelihood for people in rural communities across Edo State, Governor Godwin Obaseki’s job creation and skills development initiative, Edojobs, has announced training programmes scheduled for different rural communities in the three senatorial districts of the state.

A cross-section of some of the graduands of the entrepreneurship training from the three senatorial districts of Edo State, organised by EdoJobs in partnership with Genius Hub, during the graduation ceremony held at the Edo innovation Hub, Benin City, the Edo State capital.

Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Skills Development and Job Creation, Mrs. Ukinebo Dare, said the training which will be held in different local government areas is sponsored by the Edo State Government through EdoJobs.

She said interested persons are to apply for any of the training through the EdoJobs

According to her, “EdoJobs in partnership with Genius Hub will organise bead making and cosmetology training, which includes how to make soap, perfume, ointments, body lotion, beads, among others, in Ome-Ora, Owan-East Local Government Area. Another batch will be trained in Fugar, Etsako Central LGA, between 8th – 18th April 2019. We also intend to train people in Agenebode, Etsako East LGA. There is also one holding in Afuze, Owan East LGA and another in Iguobazuwa, Ovia South East.”

She added that there would be intensified training on catfish processing for 350 youths each in Illushi, Esan South East LGA and Agenebode, Etsako East LGA.

Noting that there is an existing partnership with Genius Hub for more training programmes, she said a tilling and Plaster of Paris (POP) training which will hold at Okada, in Ovia North East LGA, to enable youths get professional certification within one month.


The governor’s aide urged residents of the state to take advantage of any of the training in any location across the state to acquire technical skills, adding, “Governor Godwin Obaseki is passionate about human development and capacity building as part of efforts to create more jobs and deepen entrepreneurship.