Lelook Bags Academy, Lugbe Abuja has graduated its first set of students.
On the occasion in Lugbe Abuja, a Retired Permanent Secretary, Mrs Nken Wadibia Anyanwu called for policy that would strengthen and encourage skills acquisition among Nigerian youths.
Mrs Anyanwu, who expressed concern over the high level of unemployment in the country, advised graduates of tertiary Institution to develop keen interest in vocational training towards becoming self-reliant.
She commended the initiative of Lelook Bags Academy towards making the youth employers of labour and reduce unemployment in the country.
While advocating compulsory teaching and learning of entrepreneurship studies in tertiary Institution, the former Permanent Secretary called for more enabling environment to encourage the growth of small scale industries in the country.
Earlier, the Chief Executive Director/ CEO of Lelook Bags Academy, Mrs Chinwe Ezenwa, said the Academy wasestablished to complement the efforts of the Federal Government on job creation and youth/women empowerment.
Mrs Ezenea said her core mandate is to give young people head start in life skills development through bags making techniques to restore the dignity of survivors of gender based violence in the country.
She therefore solicited more Government’s support towards strengthening the activities of the academy on vocational training and skills acquisition.
According to her, the Academy will continue to support efforts aimed at reducing poverty and creating wealth through skills training.
In a remark, the Executive Director Youthhub Africa, Mr Rotimi Olawale, said his Organization would continue to collaborate with other stakeholders on vocational training for young women and girls by equipping them with the right information, entrepreneurial skills and capacity to make informed decisions and take control of their lives.
He stressed the need for government financial intervention programmes that would boost the productivity of MSMEs nationwide.
Some of the graduating students commended Lelook Bags Academy for the training.
They called for more programmes that would secure the future of Nigerian youths through skills and vocational training.