Lagos, a German company tackles unemployment
The Lagos state government and a German company, GIZ, have revealed intervention plans targeting young people to build skills development capacities to reduce unemployment.
According to a statement released on Sunday, the plans were disclosed at an event organized by the Department of Economic Planning and Budget in conjunction with the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund and GIZ on Victoria Island.
Economic Planning and Budget Commissioner Sam Egube said there was consensus on the need to tackle unemployment, especially among young people in Lagos State.
He said: “It is important to get reliable data on the current employment situation of the residents of Lagos in order to work on job creation.
“To drive initiatives around job creation, it is essential to develop a system that provides accurate and reliable data on the current employment status of residents of Lagos State; a platform where several stakeholders can synergize their information, expertise and activities to achieve the common goal – job creation and employment, ”he added.
Likewise, Tobias Wolfgarten, Team Leader of the GIZ Youth Employment Skills Development Project in Lagos, said: “We will develop and implement implementing policies for sustainable progress in the relevant areas; which is job creation, the special creation of decent jobs, among others.
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