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We engaged over 11,000 youths – Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has rendered account of his stewardship in the past two years; saying the totality of his efforts is geared towards ensuring a safe and secured society, where youth employment is guaranteed.

He said over 11,000 youths have been engaged in entrepreneurship and other job creation initiatives of the government.

Sanwo-Olu, while presenting the 2021 ‘state of the state address’ at the Lagos House, Ikeja, stated that the future of the state is the empowerment of youths and security of their future, owing to the fact that more than two-third of Lagos State’s population fall below age 30.

He reassured that his administration was committed to working with the youth and providing a safe environment for all to thrive.

“Most of our programmes are focused on empowering the youth. In the creative industry where thousands of them are being trained to become masters of their arts. No fewer than 4,000 youths have been placed in companies under Internship programme; and many more will join. Our Volunteer Corps has more than 9,000 young people.

“Also, the youth constitute the majority of the players in the tech-ecosystem and we have been supporting by funding for innovative start-ups. Today, we have funded over 20 start-ups in areas such as agriculture-tech, environmental tech, educational technology and small-scale manufacturing among others,” he explained.

On security, Sanwo-Olu disclosed that he will in the coming week be handing over operational vehicles, communication gadgets, ballistic vests and helmets, anti-riot water cannon vehicles and Armed Personnel Carriers (APCs) to various security operatives to further enhance security in the state.