The German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) has pledged to partner the Ogun State Government on vocational training and agricultural development.
Head of West Africa Division in GIZ Headquarters, Mrs. Ella Schieber, made the pledge, when she led a team from the agency on a courtesy call on the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, in his Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta office, yesterday.
Commending the state government, for always collaborating with development agencies towards the success of its programmes and policies, Schieber said GIZ is willing to further strengthen its areas of partnership with it.
She said this has greatly impacted on the growth of the state as well as well-being of the people.
GIZ, she added, will continue to be supportive to the Amosun administration, in all areas to better the lot of the citizenry.
Responding, Amosun, who described GIZ as a true and wonderful partner in various important sectors of the state, said his government will continue to explore areas of common interests with the agency, in the overall interest of the state and the people.
He thanked Schieber for personally visiting the state to access the situation, and said his government will not take the supports, such as those from GIZ, for granted, but rather, always deploy necessary resources towards the development of the economy.
In a related development, Amosun has charged youths in the state to embrace technical and vocational trainings, saying acquired skills will ensure their self reliance.
Speaking at the 2017 graduation ceremony of the 154 graduates of the Peter Akinola Foundation Youth Centre for Industrial Training, the governor promised to sponsor 100 participants to the next set of training, urging parents to encourage their children to acquire vocational training.
Initiator of the foundation, Rt. Primate Peter Akinola restated the foundation’s commitment to nurturing talents and transform the lives of the youths into excellent professionals.