Sunday 19 November 2023

Akinwande Akinola Makes Case for Technical Vocational Training as Osun WorkSpiration 100'000 Debut in Ijesaland

"The essence of university education has been defeated in Nigeria. Nowadays it is easier for a fresh University graduate to get a job when he has training, particularly, in technical and scientific vocations. In good old days before you leave the secondary school there was a job waiting for you and for fresh University graduates they beg you to work at the state or federal civil service but things have changed. Nowadays even the civil servants in England don't get a job for life, jobs are given out on contract.  It is easier to get employed once you have a vocational training and a degree with it.

These are the words of Chief Akinwande Akinola, Sawe of Ilesa, a distinguished Ijesa leader, as the Father of the day at the employment orientation programme for youth in ijeshaland, tagged "Osun WorkSpiration 100,000 held on saturday 18th November 2023 at ilesha grammar school, ilesa, as he appealed to Ijesa youth to take interest in vocational training for a wider array of education and skills-building to be able to keep up in the technological race that will undoubtedly play a greater role in the years ahead.

Chief Akinola also used the scholarship given to 250 students of Ijesa descents at the Federal Technical College, Ilesa as a pointer to the resolution of Ijesa Development Council to involve in doling out more scholarships and to make a modest donation to the program.




While declaring open the training cum orientation session, Hon. Olagunju Moshood Olalekan, Osun state commissioner of youth affairs, who was represented by Hon Famokunwa Obasanmi Stephen SSA to governor Ademola Adeleke commend the diligence and steadfastness of the project initiator, Prince Abiodun Lufadeju, National President of the Ijesa youth forum, Comrade Olufemi Michael Oluwatobi and the entire team "From School to Work Africa "who have worked relentlessly to ensure the accomplishment of the empowerment and orientation course.

"We are here to support, guide, and inspire you in your journey towards a brighter future. Let's make the most of this opportunity, and together, we will pave the way for success." He said



How Yinka Fasuyi Plans to Champion the Cause of Ijesa Youths Development and Empowerment Using Vocational & Entrepreneurial Development

Earlier, Comrade Ogungbemi Gideon Idowu, National Vice President the Ijesa Youth Forum in  his welcome address acknowledged and appreciated Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi for his outstanding commitment to the welfare of Ijesa youth. "His generous contribution of 12 million naira as a non-interest loan!demonstrates his belief in the potential of our young people. Asiwaju Yinka Fasuyi's philanthropy serves as a beacon of inspiration, setting a commendable example for others to follow."

Prince Abiodun Lufadeju, President 'From School to Work Africa' and imitator of the project in his welcome address remarked that WorkSpiration 100,000 is a national project that kicks off in Osun state and it is a mass youth reorientation program towards self awareness, self re-invention, new employment orientation with emphasis on self application for economic empowerment resulting in new employability orientation, positive inclination to skills acquisition and entrepreneurship.

"The program is designed to go across the major towns of Osun state." He said

Goodwill messages were received from Dr. Popoola from Leventist Foundation who seized the opportunity to inform the gathering on the activities of the foundation the area of training youth on agribusiness.

Dr. Olu Olujide, President Osun Chamber of Commerce promised a free place for beneficiaries of the program that produce finished product that can be displayed at the upcoming Osun Trade Fair as he described the initiative as a platform to excel so that the trainees  can be able to stand on their own in the nearest future.

Mrs. Modupe Ajayi Gbadebo in her inspiring goodwill message to the attendees urged the youth to confront difficult situations with a positive mindset that gives critical push forward. "Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them. You can do it." She councelled


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