Youths and other unemployed individuals in the country have been advised to acquire skills for succor and hope of sustainable engagement for financial empowerment.
The advice came from Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, wife of the Governor of Lagos State while speaking during the closing/graduation ceremony of the Skill Acquisition and Vocational programme, organized by the Nigerian Air Force Officers’ Wives Association (NAFOWA), at the Sam Ethan Air Force base, Ikeja.
Addressing graduands at the ceremony, Mrs. Ambode noted that the country could not shy away from issues of unemployment and under-employment, like any other developing country, despite determined efforts of governments at all levels.
She said, “The best thing that can happen to our youths and others in need of jobs is to acquire skills that will bring succor and hope of sustainable engagement for regular income”.
Speaking further, Bolanle noted that gainful employment was not limited to wage paying jobs alone, as skills acquired could also guarantee regular income, stressing that being empowered with a good skill was capable of transforming the life of anyone.
She commended NAFOWA’s commitment and vision to the cause of humanity, which she noted centered on making life more meaningful for the less privileged, especially women and children.
Mrs. Ambode appealed to the beneficiaries to see the opportunity as a golden one, capable of turning things around for their permanent good and everlasting joy.