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Sole Administrator Charges Nigerian Youths to Remain Focused

Posted: Sep 14, 2016 at 11:35 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Seyi Taiwo-Oguntuase.


LAGOS – Sole Administrator of Ojodu Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Olushola Kokumo has urged Nigerian youths to remain focused and resolute as this is the only way to achieve greatness in life.

She gave the advice during the closing ceremony of training of public school students on Mobile Applications Development and Website Design at the LCDA secretariat in Oke-Ira.

She commended Razak Adekoya who trained the public school students selected from Babs Fafunwa Millenium Senior Grammar school and Babs Fafunwa Senior Secondary School in Ojodu, stressing that this has become necessary now that employments are hard to come by.

Kokumo also said as leaders of tomorrow, they should embrace training to become employers of labour, rather than roaming the streets looking for non-existing jobs.

She also commended the students for handling over website designed by them to the council area, noting that for the students to have chosen the LCDA to launch the programme has afforded the council to witness the laudable event.

Convener of the programme, Mr. Rasak Adekoya, who trained the students during the summer on how to develop and design mobile apps and websites, urged the beneficiary students to utilize the knowledge they have acquired to better the society at large.

He said his aim is to impact pragmatic change on 57 schools in the 57 local government of the state by 2018.

He also said that unemployment is a major challenge in Nigeria, stressing that with about 1.8 million people graduating from our tertiary institutions every year and with over 30.5 million people currently unemployed, a couple of relevant skills will help reduce this figure and solve some of the problems we have in our society today.

According to him, “I trained these young minds as part of my contributions to better the society. No body or organization supported me throughout the programme for the students. I used my personal earnings to organize the programme”, he said.

Principal of Babs Fafunwa Millennium Secondary School, Mrs. Adepoju Oyefunke urged the students to use the knowledge they have acquired positively, thereby appreciating Adekoya for impacting the knowledge on the students.

One of the beneficiaries’ a 13-year-old Kaku Kemi Marvelous who spoke with Independent said the Lagos State laws mobile apps enables the public to have access to the laws of the state through mobile devices, adding that with this apps Lagosians can download and have knowledge about the laws of the state.

Another, 15-year-old Akintola Ebenezer said the Ojodu LCDA website was designed in such a way that everybody can get information concerning Ojodu, the LCDA and its environs without hitches. He said the training and experience is worthwhile for him and he will make good use of the knowledge.