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Business News of Tuesday, 13 September 2022

Source: thenationonlineng.net

Lagos promises more support to designers

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The Lagos State Government has restated its support for indigenous designers through partnerships, provision of enabling environment and exposure to markets and customers.

The Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke, gave this assurance at the Eighth Fashion Exhibition with the theme: “Step To Greatness “organised by Mac89xperience, in collaboration with the Ministry.

In a statement, Mr. Babatunde Adele, the director, Public Affairs , Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment, quoted the commissioner as saying that the Show, aimed at promoting grassroot entrepreneurs and designers, had become notable designers after their training.

She noted that in 2018, the Ministry was involved the training of 50 unemployed youths through the Sustainable Development Programme, in conjunction with Betti-0/ Ruff ‘n’ Tumble, adding that 35 of the trainees participated in this exhibition.

Mrs Arobieke noted that the exhibition would impact the lives of the grassroot designers by helping them to showcase their talents while accessing possible network which would enhance their business opportunities as well as in the area of revenue generation.

She said the state government was also investing in some programmes geared towards reducing the menace of unemployment among the youth in the state, thus making them useful to themselves and the society.

These programmes, according to her, include auto maintenance/repair training, solar farm skills training, and Graduate Internship Placement.

Mrs. Arobieke emphasised the need for continuous advocacy for the learning of vocational skills by youths to transform them to become employers.

“This Fashion Show will give designers a platform to showcase their collections, network and enlist clientele who will patronise them,” she said.

She thanked Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu for his support in reducing unemployment among youths and providing a conducive and thriving environment for entrepreneurs.

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