Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has called on the youth in the State to optimise the many opportunities provided for them by the State government to thrive and contribute to the economic development of their communities.
Ambode, who gave the charge while speaking at the 2017 International Youth Day Celebration with the theme, “Youth Building Peace: Challenges and Way Forward”, said that unemployed youths can apply into several vocational centres across the State and also get funded through the Employment Trust Fund initiated under the present administration to make themselves self-reliant and free from the shackle of manipulation by violent people in the society.
According to him, “I believe that youths are passionate, they are energetic and resourceful. You have to decide what you want to do. Take advantage of the opportunities before you.”
The Governor, represented by the State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Hon. Abdullateef AbdulHakeem at the event assured the youngsters that his administration will continue to put together beneficial programmes and laudable initiatives for them to excel and thrive in future leadership.
He further advised them to be creative, think differently and identify what their strengths are and pursue their goals relentlessly.