The Nation (Nigeria)
•60,000 unemployed youths registered with Lagos
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.