Lagos promotes wealth creation strategies for residents

Akinwunmi Ambode

Akinwunmi Ambode

The Lagos State Government has assured residents of the state of readiness to promote entrepreneurship and employment through effective use of wealth creation strategies.

The Permanent Secretary for Wealth Creation and Employment, who was represented by the Director, Administration and Human Resource, Mr. Adegbenro Arole, stated this during the monthly interactive meeting organised by the Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs for the Community Development Committee (CDC) and Neighbourhood Watch Security outfit with other stakeholders across the state, held at Ojodu Local Council Development Area.

According to Arole, the present administration is determined to drive wealth creation differently, by making it an all-inclusive programme and a multilayer system, which places premium on adding value to the unemployed.

He added that the Ministry is planning to establish job registration centres and promotion of labour exchange programme in each of the five Divisions of the state, adding that they have gone to the extent of collating data and statistics on labour, employment and wealth creation matters in both the public and private sectors.

The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Community Affairs, Alhaji. Tajudeen Quadri said moving the venue of the meeting to various localities is one of the governor’s inclusive governance model to ensure that everyone is recognised.

Executive Secretary, Ojodu LCDA, Mallam Moyosore Jaji, at the event, commended government for bringing the programme closer to the people to interact and share their wealth of experience.

The representative of the Commissioner of Finance, Mr. Lasisi, urged stakeholders to ensure that they pay their land use charge as it is the only means by which the government can provide basic amenities, such as roads, schools, hospitals and many other infrastructural amenities.

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