Lagos State Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke has disclosed that the government will reposition the five Job Registration Centres across the State to meet internationally acceptable standards.
Arobieke, who disclosed this during a working visit to the Centres, added that their essence was to capture all the unemployed people who desire to be gainfully employed or wish to become entrepreneurs.
She averred that the Ministry must come up with a robust media campaign to create more awareness and sensitisation for the centres spread across the five divisions of Ikorodu, Badagry, Ikeja, Lagos Island and Epe.
The Commissioner revealed that the job centres are designed to take care of the job needs of the people, while also filling the skill gaps between the employers of labour and the job seekers.
According to her “the Job Centres are for the citizens of Lagos to register their employment status and for entrepreneurs that desire top skills in their various trades’’.
She, therefore, solicited for the cooperation of the Local Government Chairmen where the centres are situated towards achieving the wealth creation and employability goals of the present administration in line with the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda.
On her own part, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mrs. Boladele Dapo-Thomas assured that the Ministry will not relent in efforts to sensitise the public on wealth creation and employability programmes that the present administration has lined up to alleviate poverty in the State.