L-R: Dr. Mrs Derin Oluwo; Mr. Rotimi Ogunleye, Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives; Lagos State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, (Dr) Lola Akande; Mrs. Yetunde Odejayi and Head of Service, Mrs. Folashade Adesoye at the graduation ceremony of over 12,000 students from skills acquisition centres , held in Ikeja, Lagos on Tuesday.

*As LASG Graduates 12,935 from skills acquisition centre

By Kazeem Ugbodaga

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday identified entrepreneurship and job creation as key to tackling poverty and hunger in the country.

Ambode spoke at the graduation of 12,935 students from the various skills acquisition centres of the state government across the state held at the Lagos Television ground, Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

The governor said his administration was convinced that large scale entrepreneurship and massive jobs were the twin battlefronts through which government could aggressively deal with poverty and hunger.

“Equally, it is only those that have skills that will get jobs and only those that are educated can acquire skills. Consequently, we are not only creating skilled and healthy graduands, we are also producing self-dependent, self-employed individuals, who are employers of labour in not too distance future,” Ambode who was represented by the Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, Rotimi Ogunleye said.

The governor said it was heart-warming that as against a total of…

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