Ask youths to take advantage of N25bn ETF ENTREPRENUERS
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode at the weekend urged the youths and entrepreneurs in the State to take full advantage of the N25billion Employment Trust Fund (ETF) initiative of his administration to grow their businesses and become self reliant.
Governor Ambode, who said this in Agege even as flagging off the only Lagos Fiesta which is an annual stop of the 12 months revue put together by means of the nation authorities, said the ETF turned into in particular designed through government to create more opportunities for the youths to be gainfully engaged and make contributions meaningfully to the growth of the nation.
The Governor said over N6billion has already been earmarked to be disbursed annually through the ETF initiative, and that about N1billion of the fund will be pushed to the Agege division.
“I want to encourage all our youths because we are creating greater opportunities for all of you. I want you to take opportunity of applying for the Employment Trust Fund. We have monies already established to take care of your expertise. Those of you who are very creative; those of you who are artistic; those of you who are entrepreneurial in outlook; we have money that we will be ready to give to you to start your own business.
“we have earmarked over N6billion and we intend to push N1billion to this unique department. So, it is left for all of you to bring out your nice. Whatever it’s miles which you are doing, if you can’t get a white collar process, the ETF is there as a way to assist promote your business,” the Governor stated.
Even as expressing the resolve of the country authorities to use enjoyment, arts and sports to promote tourism inside the nation, the Governor assured that his management will hold to open up the tourism potentials of the nation with the view to getting the fine from the youths.
To this end, the Governor said by means of 2017, authorities could construct an art Theatre and a Cinema in Igando and also construct five new Theatre Arts in Ikorodu, Ikeja, Lagos Mainland, Badagry and Epe to present extra possibilities to the youths.
He, but, advised the people to stay peaceful and shun any crook pastime.
Explaining the cause in the back of One Lagos Fiesta, Governor Ambode said it become a way of creatively engaging the youths to convey out the quality in them, announcing that the 2016 version become arranged to be better, larger and bolder than that of 2015, adding that a complete of 40 suggests might keep simultaneously for 8 days in Badagry, Epe, Ikorodu, Agege and Victoria Island.
Earlier, Speaker of Lagos country house of meeting, Mudashiru Obasa recommended Governor Ambode for the initiative, particularly for flagging it off in Agege, announcing it became a issue of joy that human beings may want to have the high-quality of amusing within the area while not having to travel to a much area.
He advised the humans to keep peace and say no to all sorts of criminal activity.
“We are not simply here to bop, we have to take benefit of this fiesta to sell and enhance the financial system of Agege. We ought to use this opportunity to showcase the good side of Agege to the world and as such, begin thinking of what you may sell to the world. Let’s make this a international event that humans may be searching ahead to attend,” the Speaker said.
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