L-R: Representative of Principal, Lagos Island Local Government Vocational Institute, Mr. Akamo Olabode, graduandS, Maureen Nkemchor; Pastor Joseph Ekhator and Mrs. Ikara Mercy; Pastor Ajibola Opeoluwa- Calebs; Pastor Amos Emovon with wife, Temitope; and Head, Lagos State Vocational Training Institute, Surulere, Mrs. Bolanle Arikawe Otu, at the event

Desirous to improve financial status and independence of members, The Redeemed Christian Church of God Lagos Province 44 has trained over 200 individuals in various requisite skills and capability.

The scheme is part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) interventions of the Province to equip the unemployed and under-employed with a view to becoming self-dependent. It also aimed at enabling them to imbibe the spirit of entrepreneurship as this will make them self-dependent and further reduce poverty.

Pastor in Charge of the Province, Pastor Amos Emovon, speaking at the graduation ceremony noted that unemployment will reduce considerably if most youths shun the quest for non-existing white collar jobs and rediscover themselves by tapping into their creative talents and improving on their inert abilities.

According to him, the Leadership of Lagos Province 44, in alignment with the vision and mission of the Church, regularly embark on various CSR Initiatives as a way of positively impacting the quality of lives within the communities the parishes are located.

“Sequel to the implementation of various mega CSR interventions in Education, Medical Care, Poverty Alleviation, Youth Development, Food for All Initiatives, Security and Safety, our next mega CSR intervention is focused on equipping the unemployed and under-employed with the requisite skills, knowledge and capability to create value and improve their financial status and independence. We are optimistic that with this intervention, individuals and families who hitherto could not secure a job can be equipped to become value creators and also be positioned to effectively contribute to the socio-economic development of their communities, state and the nation at large,” he said. He tasked the over 200 graduands who went through the rigorous 1 month vocational training (theory and practical) in various disciplines including Skills Acquisition and Vocational training, Agro-Allied, ICT and others, to effectively utilise the skills acquired to better themselves and the society.