Five thousand youths will, in the first quarter of 2017, be trained on vocational skills to make them self-sufficient, especially against recession.
Skills trainer Rullion Capacity Builders is approved by the Ministry of Labour and Productivity Trade Testing Centre to offer the training.
Coordinator Mrs. Oluwatoyin Egedi spoke at a news conference in Lagos, where she said Rullion would coach, tutor and empower youths, middle-aged and in-between school population on skill acquisition and entrepreneurship to impact and resuscitate the ailing economy.
“The private sector has a major role to play; that is where Rullion Capacity Builders falls in. We are ready to give intensive, short training programmes in courses, such as cake baking and decoration, confectionaries, events planning/management/decoration, slippers, sandals and bag making and photography, among others,” she said.
Mrs. Egedi noted that if the government could put effort into skill acquisition and vocational training, it has the capacity to improve on the economy, as well as create jobs for the unemployed.
“We have the manpower, we have all that is required to train youths and create jobs for them. We are about to develop a model that has the capacity to take millions of youths out of the job market.
“Our facility has the capacity to take in about 5,000 youths in batches, which we can train within three weeks in different areas. The aim of Rullion is to create more entrepreneurs in Nigeria, to begin to get our youths off the streets by getting them to see the possible ways of doing things,” she added. (The Nation)