Lagos State government is strengthening local government councils to help youths overcome barriers in getting jobs.
Speaking in Lagos during a job fair with the theme: Walk next to Your Dream Job, the Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Hon Mrs Yetunde Arobieke, said the government was determined to provide young people with opportunities for stable, good jobs and practical work experience.
She believed local governments play a pivotal role to strengthen local economic development in the context of promoting youth employment.
Thus, she said the government is strengthening partnerships with private sector, non-government organisations, financial institutions and other government organisations to create employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for the youth.
Highligting the importance of decent and productive work in local economic development, she said community job registration outreaches will be established to provide tailored skills training and employment services to help prepare youths to obtain and keep employment.
She added that supporting youth and ensuring their inclusion in all aspects of economic recovery require a collaborative and dynamic approach.
The government, she explained, is committed to helping young residents acquire new skills and get hired, adding that this is on top of the efforts already invested to support them through the graduate internship programme