The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has called on youths to take advantage of various opportunities that abound in the state to fulfil their potentialities.
Governor Sanwo-Olu made the call in Agidingbi, Ikeja during a one-day youth sensitization programme organised by the Office of the First Lady themed: “Youths and Moral Values in an Evolving Society: Challenges and Recommendation”.
The event was attended by a large number of youths selected from both the formal and informal sector from all Local Government and Council Development Areas of the State.
Governor Sanwo-Olu who listed the many opportunities and youths empowerment programmes his administration had embarked upon stated that the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund had intervened in over 40, 000 startups.
He assured the youths that as long as they are willing to work, the State Government would continue to provide an enabling environment for them to thrive.
In an opening remarks, the Wife of the Governor, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, announced that the programme was aimed at sensitising the selected 143 youth groups on the need to inculcate moral values, despite societal challenges and to expose them to the various opportunities and government programmes for their advancement.
On his part, the State Deputy Governor, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, pointed out that many of the State’s cabinet members are youths and encouraged the youths to look for ways to add value to themselves and the society at large.
Dr Hamzat also appealed to the youths to be part of the solutions to the myriads of problems facing the Country
The fun filled and interactive event saw some of the youths winning various gifts, including mobile phones and laptops, courtesy of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.