LAGOS – Senator Olamilekan Solomon Adeola, popularly known as Yayi representing Lagos West Senatorial District at the national Assembly has facilitated the donation of 480 laptops to teachers and students in his constituency in the bid to promote and enhance Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills.
Senator Adeola, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Finance, also facilitated the training of 2310 women and young people in vocational skills such as agricultural value chain, event planning, hairdressing and others.
Speaking at the event, Adeola said that the aim of the project was to enhance human capital development for teachers and educational advancement for youths in the senatorial district, adding that there is need to empower the youth to embrace Technology being the global best practices.
He further disclosed that the beneficiaries were nominated by the Lagos State Educational Board from across the 10 LGAs of Lagos West Senatorial District, saying the training involved the acquisition of ICT Skills in an educational and academic presentation, basic and advanced Excel and digital marketing.
According to him, he facilitated the training in association with the Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria and Federal Cooperative College, Ibadan.
The Lagos West Senator also facilitated the training of women and young people in different vocational skills like event planning, agricultural value chain, event planning and management and others.
The trained beneficiaries were given equipment and seed capital to start their businesses.
Adeola urged the beneficiaries not to sell the equipment but use them to for self development, businesses that will generate employment and wealth in the constituency.
Adeola, who has won his election and will be representing Ogun West in the next Senate, promised to always remember the people of Lagos West.