Edo to train 500 youths on ICT, fashion design

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki

Edo state government is collaborating with the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) to train 500 youths in the state on Information Communication Technology (ITF), Fashion Design, Pastry, Welding and fabrication, governor Godwin Obaseki has said.

The governor also assured the residents that a section of the state would begin to enjoy 24 hours electricity supply based on the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Edo State Government and an Independent Power Project (IPP) to generate five megawatts of electricity.

Governor Obaseki gave this assurance while flagging off the National Industrial Skills Development Programme (NISDP), a collaborative effort between the government and the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) to train 500 youths in the state on Information Communication Technology (ITF), fashion design, pastry, welding and fabrication.

The governor, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Barr. Osarodion Ogie said the IPP Company has started construction, adding that in six months, some of the trainees would have become entrepreneurs and they would utilise the 24 hours electricity running to boost their businesses and contribute their quota to the development of the state.

He noted that the Obaseki-led administration’s dream for the state included having entrepreneurs and skilled people, who would be able to set up their own businesses and become employers of labour thereby contributing to the development of the state.

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