Lagos speaker kicks off training to empower entrepreneurs

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The Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, under the auspices of The Obasa Movement Initiative, in partnership with National Image has kicked off the ‘Physical Entrepreneurship Empower Training for Lagosians in 20 Local Government and 37 Local Council Development Areas.

He said the programme was designed as a complementary entrepreneurship, employability and basic digital skills required for workplace training for less-priviledges.

Hon Obasa disclosed this in his Office at the Assembly complex, while welcoming the initator of the training Seyi Bamigbade, noted that the essence of the programme is to fill the documented gaps in the current curriculum that is essential in the employment market and enhances the employability of graduates in Lagos which is the Nigeria’s Centre of Excellence.

Seyi, said: “Some Candidates who registered and complete the programme will get a scholarship opportunity to study in Nigeria Polytechnic and College of Education.

“The initiative will run alongside digital skills campaign ‘Skills Initiative’ aimed at empowering over 70,000 people in the State with digital skills and agricultural business, which will invariably position Lagos as the hub of Africa.
“Participants would have access to well-trained instructors while those out of school would be able to access digital skills training and various internship opportunities as they complete the programmes

“The projects are being coordinated by National Image – an innovative development company that grows start-up teams, manages innovation programmes and facilitates impact projects in West Africa.

The Chief of Staff to Hon Obasa, Hon Saka Fafunmi, affirmed that National Image is in partnership with Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Youths Development and a host of other corporates.

Fafunmi explained that the first phase of the ‘Physical Entrepreneurship Empower Training’ kicked off in October and will continue over the next six months fragmentally on the physical learning platform as the COVID-19 pandemic eased.

Also speaking Special Adviser to speaker on political Matter, Hon. Akindele Adunni maintained that the Empowerment Training programmes staged all-important and laudable initiative which portends to fulfill the electoral promises to the teaming less privileged at the grassroots.