The Nation (Nigeria)
Youths urged to embrace vocational skills
LAGOS State Safety Commission, in conjunction with the Lagos Bureau of Statistics (LBS), Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget, has organised a safety survey of vocational institutions/centres. The Director General, Mr. Lanre Mojola, urged youths to embrace entrepreneurship and vocational skills, as it would help them contribute to the state’s economic growth and that of the country.
He said vocational and entrepreneurship training would engage them in activities that would make them contribute to the socioeconomic development of the society.
Mojola said once they received vocational training, they would become employers, “hence our decision to team up with the Lagos Bureau of Statistics to take a safety survey of vocational institutions and have the safety data of the centres.”
The Deputy Director, Lagos Bureau of Statistics, Baruwa Basit, who represented the Director, Mr. Tayo Oseni-ope, said: “Statistic counts in whatever you do as far as governance is concerned.”
He added that vocational study was one of the ingredients that made the country relevant among other nations.