LASG sets to hold summit in youth unemployment

Aa a way of addressing  youth unemployment, Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) and the Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget (MEPB) are set to hold their Second Employment Summit.

The summit will hold from March 3-4, 2022 at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

It has as theme “Sustainable job creation strategies: Collective action and prosperity for all”.

At a press conference, the Executive Secretary, LSETF, Mrs. Teju Abisoye, said the various speakers with wealth of experiencewould attend the event.

Mrs. Abisoye maintained that they share in the philosophy that the issue of unemployment is a shared responsibility of both the government, corporates, and individuals; hence, they are elated to partner and collaborate as much as they can, and the summit further positions them in the right direction,” she added.

She said: “This year’s summit, which will feature 90 speakers and 15 plenary, presentation, and breakout sessions, is designed to further discuss innovative and sustainable approaches to job creation, drawing experiences, expertise, and interventions of notable local and international institutions, including public, private, and non-profit organisations.”

Commissioner for Economic Development and Planning, Mr. Sam Egube, said: ‘This summit aligns with the Next Level goals of the Federal Government and the Lagos State Government’s flagship policy thrust, the T.H.E.M.E.S. Agenda on job creation and “Making Lagos a 21st Century Economy”.

“As you may recall, Mr. Governor, in his 2020 New Year’s address, reiterated that “our focus on improving the business environment for small and large businesses across the State will create countless opportunities for business expansion and job creation’’.

“This summit, therefore, further pinpoints us towards achieving this charge.”

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