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The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has devised a means to solve employment challenges confronting the state.
The Governor said he will launch a portal where unemployed youths will register with a basic motive to make companies and industries recruit from the fold.
Abiodun stated this at his swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday which was held at the MKO stadium in Abeokuta the state capital.
According to the governor, the portal will also serve internship opportunities for those who may not have immediate permanent employment and nominations for intervention programmes and skills.
He said, “Unemployment has attained the status of an epidemic in the country and in our State too. The army of unemployed youth roaming the streets should be a matter of concern to all. Lack of gainful employment and
lawful means of survival for these able-bodied young men and women make them prone to criminal activities and immoral behaviour.
“We have designed a multi-pronged approach to address this unpleasant situation.
“In the next two weeks or so, a portal will be unveiled to register unemployed persons in the state with details of their qualifications and skills. The resultant database will be available for employers of state and new investors to recruit from.
“Other uses include internship opportunities for those who may not have immediate permanent employment and nominations for intervention programmes and skills acquisition training
“Establishment of Employment Trust Fund that will focus on providing entrepreneurship training, skills acquisition and access to seed funds to the trained applicants to start their businesses.
“Establishment of Ogun State Enterprise Development Agency that will facilitate the development of Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises to enhance their capacity, through Business Development Services, Access to Market, Access to Fund and similar services.” He promised