How we created 300,000 jobs in Edo — Obaseki

Present Governor of Edo state in the person of Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has now come out to boast on how his administration created over 300,000 direct and indirect jobs in conjunction with the private sector.

Obaseki made this disclosure known in a media briefing journalists in Benin the capital city of the state where he noted the youths inhabitating the region has job created for them to reduce unemployment”.

In the words of his mouth, he noted “Apart from interventions by the state’s skills development agency, Edo Jobs, in the
information technology, manufacturing,
construction and the creative industry, we have embarked on people centric programmes that have transformed the job landscape in Edo and positively impacted the livelihoods of the people”.

“We have also up skilled our youths and placed them on a pedestal to actively participate in the fourth industrial revolution through capacity building and skills development initiatives, chief among which is the Edo Tech Park programme
developed in partnership with a leading
technology company, Decagon, through which we are training no fewer than 15,000 software engineers in the state in the next five years”.

“The Edo Innovation Hub, Edo Production Centre, the Victor Uwaifo Creative Hub and Sound Stage are other expressions of how we have meaningfully engaged our youths, leading to the creation of over 300,000 jobs in the state.” he added

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