Int’l Migrants Day: Obaseki urges youths to take advantage of tech revolution, agriculture
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Int’l Migrants Day: Obaseki urges youths to take advantage of tech revolution, agriculture

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has urged youths to take advantage of the ongoing tech revolution in the state through programmes offered by the Edo Tech Park, to acquire technical skills in software engineering to become world-class developers.

The governor made the call in commemoration of the International Migrants Day, marked every December 18, by the United Nations and its sister agencies.

He said, “As part of our plans to end the scourge of illegal migration, we will continue to implement policies and reforms that would guarantee more economic opportunities for our youths, so they can realize their potentials and compete for top jobs as developers across the globe.”

On the theme of the 2021 International Migrants Day, ‘Harnessing the Potential of Human Mobility,' Obaseki noted, “The state government will not relent in its drive to make Edo State a digital hub that will provide youths with highly sought-after skills and create opportunities for them to be employed and work from the state for companies located anywhere in the world.

“We have commenced the training of youths at the Edo Tech Park. Our plan is to train about 15,000 youths to become software engineers and equip them with the required skills to migrate legally to work in any part of the globe.”

He urged youths to also embrace opportunities in the agriculture value chain by deploying innovative approaches to create wealth, noting that “the state government is building a world-class college of agriculture in the state to assist youths take advantage of opportunities in the agricultural sector.”

Obaseki assured that his administration will collaborate with local and international partners to support youths to grow businesses in the state by creating the enabling environment for businesses to thrive and reducing investment risks.

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