Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has approved the establishment of three additional technical and vocational colleges, increasing the number of such colleges in the state to eight.
The state Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule, stated this on Monday at the graduation of the 2016 and 2017 sets of the state’s five technical colleges in Ikeja.
The deputy governor, who said the new technical colleges would be located in Alimosho, Ibeju and Badagry, added that the colleges would further help youths and unemployed graduates to acquire new skills to create jobs.
Adebule said, “The fact remains that the best way to create employment, stimulate economic growth and alleviate poverty is to equip our youths with skills to create jobs and become self-reliant.”
While congratulating the 1,324 graduates, Adebule urged them to justify the government’s investment in technical and vocational education by boosting the economic fortune of the state.
The deputy governor said aside from the technical colleges, Lagos had 53 vocational training and skills acquisition centres where unemployed people had been trained.