In an efforts to tackles the high rate of unemployment in the society, the Senior Special Assistant, SSA, on Security for Yagba West, Hon. Tade Oshaloto on Thursday led Yagba West Stakeholders to Ajaokuta Steel Company, Ajaokuta, seeking the intervention of the company’s in Youth development inititives.
Hon. Tade attributed unemployment as largely responsible for the surge in crime rate and insecurity hence the need to be proactive in addressing the challenges it posed.
Speaking at the company’s site, Hon. Oshaloto
said adopting preventive measure through special skills acquisition, creative and vocational training would enhance citizens productivity and self reliance.
He assured the stakeholders and the management of ASCL of his determination and commitment to ensure that the partnership of Yagba West people with the steel company produce mutual benefits.
Oshaloto expressed his appreciation to the management and Staff of ASCL for accepting to train his people in different vocations, assured the manageent that the council area will not betray the trust reposed in them.
Also speaking, the Director of Local government,DLG, Yagba West, Mr. Oshagbemi Sunday commended Hon.Tade for his lofty ideas and creative inniitiatives which he has demonstrated since assumption of office.
The DLG also Eulogized the management of the Steel coy for their understanding and cooperation with Yagba West LGA as its strives to add value to the lives of her citizens.
The All Progressive Congress (APC) state leader, Chief Gbenga Asagun who was the first Executive Chairman of Yagba West thanked the management of ASCL for the warmth reception and support to Yagba West people.
He specially thanked the SSA security for puting the interest of the people first.
Commenting on the importance of the ecercise, Hon Aderonke Aro, member, Kogi State House of Assembly representing Yagba West constituency, described the empowerment initiative of Hon. Tade as most effective and efficient ways to go.
He urged the people not only to embrace the opportunities the program portends but continue to support the SSA.
Conducting the people round the complex and training facilities, the General Manager Engineering, Engr. Suru assures the people of world class training facilities and qualified instructors.
He commended the visiting team for their visits to have a first hand information and assessment of the Steel company training institute, saying such sacrifices shows their love for good governance.
Other personalities in attendance were; Chief S.O. Davies, Hon. Femi Dele, Hon. Tunji Aro, Hon. Solomon Adebayo, Dr.(Mrs.) Deborah Oshatimehin, Hon. Kayode, Hon. Temitope Oni, Hon. Sanjo Orebiyi, Mr. Koya Iletogun, Mr. Abiodun David, Hon. Alegbe Segun, Hon. Toba Abraham, amidst others.