The Ogun State government will continue to adopt initiatives aimed at addressing youth unemployment.
The deputy governor, Engineer Noimot Salako-Oyedele gave the assurance this Tuesday at the maiden edition and flag off of Margaret Aina Oguntala capacity development Academy(MAOCADA) organised by the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria(APWEN)held at Engineering Close,Victoria Island, Lagos.
Engineer Salako-Oyedelewho noted that a productive,competent and flexible workforce is important for the success of government socio-economic reforms,gave kudos to APWEN for bringing up skills acquisition ideas capable of helping women engineers leverage on the opportunities in the profession.
The deputy governor urged various drivers of the nation’s economy to factor youth development into their agenda by encouraging them to embrace skill and vocational trainings for a better Nigeria .
Also contributing, the president of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Engineer Sa’ad Gidari-Wudi lauded APWEN for coming up with the academy,which according to him is apt,given the dire need of technical and vocational skills for national development.
In a welcome address,the APWEN President, Engineer Elizabeth Eterigho explained that the association serves as a catalyst for capacity development through skill acquisition for professional enhancement,thereby adding value to human existence.
According to her, upscaling the capacity of young female engineers for advanced technical,vocational and entrepreneurial skills learning programmes necessitated the establishment of MAOCADA.#