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Friday 19 May 2023

Alake Calls for more Vocational Institutes to Tackle Unemployment in Nigeria


By Nurat Uthman

The Alake and paramount ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, has tasked government at all levels and individuals to establish more vocational institutions, saying this is the solution to high rate of unemployment in the country.

The traditional ruler spoke during the presentation of training tools to 69 students of the Peter Akinola Foundation, (PAF) Youth Centre For Industrial Training by their sponsors.

The sponsors which include, Tunde Lemo Foundation, Josephus Foundation and Owo Diocese among others, presented tools worth over N4 million.

Peter Akinola Foundation, a non-profit making organisation with a mission to help youths to be economically empowered was founded in 2011 by the former Primate, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), the Most Revd. Peter Jasper Akinola.

Oba Gbadebo during the presentation, charged students of various higher institutions in the country to always strive for the best.

According to the traditional ruler, aiming for the best will help them achieve their goals early in life.

He charged the lucky students to make use of the training tools for their betterment as well as for their community and the country at large.

Also speaking, the Director of the institution, Engr. Tunde Awolana, described PAF as a unique vocational centre that has trained thousands of students with technical skills since inception.

Chief Reuben Sogaolu, a member of the Tunde Lemo Foundation, who spoke on behalf of sponsors, expressed gratitude to God for making the presentation possible.

He disclosed that the sponsors are always proud of PAF’s students, promising that they would continue to do more for the vocational centre.

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