The Federal Ministry of Communication Technology, in collaboration with the Lagos State Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Rockefeller Foundation has trained about 1000 unemployed youths in Lagos State on IT Digital Entrepreneurship Skills.
A statement signed by Mr Olufemi Odubiyi, Lagos State Commisioner for Science and Technology, in Lagos on Tuesday urged the youths to utilise the privilege to become self-employed by improving their skills and become fully committed to micro-working.
According to the statement, the workshop should not be seen as mere propaganda, but a commitment from government to curb unemployment, urging the participants to get the best out of the workshop, by joining in the new phase of work and moving online.
It noted that the commissioner appealed to the participants, who were drawn from all over the state, to ensure that they internalized the new opportunity offered them to become employers of labour.
“The training session which was held in five batches of 200 participants each, was meant for Ordinary National Diploma (OND) graduates with basic computer knowledge on how to expand their knowledge about online work, which will serve as a source of income for the job seekers,’’ it said.
The statement said that the participants, upon completion of the workshop, were expected to be well grounded in graphic design, programming, instructional designs, web designs, report writing and proof reading.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the opening ceremony took place at the Lagos state Digital Village in Alausa, Ikeja on Monday, Nov. 30. (NAN)