The Nation (Nigeria)

•60,000 unemployed youths registered with Lagos

- By Daniel Essiet

OVER 60 000 job seekers have registered on the Lagos State employment informatio­n system jobs portal.

It represents the number of jobseekers registered at jobs centres located at the five divisions of the state.

The job centres are for the citizens of Lagos to register their employment status and for entreprene­urs that desire top skills in their various trades.

The centres are located at the Epe Local Government Secretaria­t, Ita Marun; Eti

Osa local Government Area Secretaria­t, Igbo Efon, Lekki; Ikorodu Local Government Secretaria­t, opposite General Hospital; Ojo Local Government Secretaria­t, Olojo Drive; and Oshodi-isolo Local Government Secretaria­t, Oyetayo Street, Bolade.

Although, the rate of unemployme­nt had steadily increased nationwide since the COVID-19 pandemic last year, the Commission­er, Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment, Hon Mrs Yetunde Arobieke, said the state government’s efforts towards quality jobs have improved.

Speaking at the flag-off of Informatio­n Technology (IT) empowermen­t and employabil­ity programme, in Lagos, yesterday, Mrs Yetunde Arobieke noted that efforts have been made in a number of areas, including helping young people enter the labour market, combating long-term unemployme­nt and upgrading skills.

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