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Sanwo-Olu commends Dangote over technical training programme for youths

Ayodele Olalere

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, further strengthened his administration’s commitment  with the private sector with the launching of Aliko Dangote Foundation-VDMA Technical Training Programme for youths.

The event took place at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

According to the governor, the partnership between the state government and Dangote Foundation will  empower and strengthen the teeming youth of the state and Nigeria at large.

The Aliko Dangote Foundation- VDMA Technical Training Programme is an initiative where youths are trained in vocational skills with high capacity machines. The training will equip them with skills for employability in future.

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Governor Sanwo-Olu disclosed that this initiative is a welcome addition to the Capacity-building landscape of the state government,  saying it

is coming at a most appropriate time, a period demanding urgent and ambitious solutions to the lingering national problems of unemployment and un-employability.

He said Lagos being the biggest economy in Africa has created a major unemployment gap, which makes it imperative for the state government to upscale the youth in technical skills for a better and prosperous future of the State.

While reeling out achievements of his administration in terms of upscaling the youths, the Governor explained that six well equipped vocational skills centers are domiciled in Lagos, as more is expected to be created.

Commending the Aliko Dangote Foundation for being a business empire, touching countless lives across several communities and States in Nigeria, Governor Sanwo-Olu urged the German counterpart to be a worthy partner.

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Speaking at the event, Chairman Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, said the aim behind ADF-VDMA initiative is for the greater benefits of Nigeria, by creating jobs for the teeming youth of the country.

He said the larger picture is to create pools of technicians, and engineer that will create the dream of industrializing Nigeria and the whole of Africa. He however urged the participants to make use of the opportunity presented to them in shaping their lives and that of Nigeria.

The ADF-VDMA Technical Training Program, a partnership of the Aliko Dangote Foundation and Germany is the latest manifestation aimed at empowering young Nigerian youths with technical knowledge and skills in the areas of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.

Four thousand youths applied for the  training out of which 120 were selected.