As part events commemorating World Youths Skills Day, the Office of the Representative, Lagos Central Senatorial District has organised a free creative skills training for young people in that area.
The skill acquisition programme held at two different locations in the District was rounded off at Agricultural Training Centre, in Ijeshatedo area of Surulere, Lagos.
According to the Representative, Lagos Central Senatorial District in Nigeria Youths Parliament, Comrade Abdulmumin Edidi, the training is necessary as the world has moved from traditional careers to more focused skill sets.
Mr. Edidi said “In the world today, there is a call for skilling up. Few centuries ago, people were largely dependent on traditional jobs, but today, we are in need of skills so we can drive our development”
In a remark, one of the facilitators, Ms. Fejiro Ubueme said the future of a nation depended on the quality of skill set imbibed into the younger generation, hence the need for government and well meaning individuals to support youths skill acquisition.
“We are here to train youths of this area in creative skills like script writing, animation and so on. We partnered with an NGO, Master Card foundation to train these young people free of charge” She added
This training put together In collaboration with National Youth Council of Nigeria, Itire-Ikate Branch witnessed tutorials on script writing, animation, stage lighting, sound design, art business and entrepreneurship development.
Earlier in an address, the Coordinator, National Youth Council of Nigeria, Itire-ikate chapter, Comrade Ayo Oshodi who said there was a wide gap in knowledge sharing in the society, called for more engagement with the youths, so as to rekindle their hope in the country.
He stressed that”many of the youths in the area are idle, they need such training so they can have a skill, and be independent financially, not every one will get an opportunity for a nine to five job , you don’t need to rely solely on educational degrees and certificates.”
Certificates were presented to participants, with an assurance of online follow up by the tutors on the skills acquired at the training.