The Chairman Mr. Olusegun Onilude of Badagry Local Government Badagry Local Government. In 2018, about 100 students graduated from our vocational training centre. “The regularity of the event and the large number of students show the level of commitment we have attached to the running of the centre. “Before now, only one of our training centres was functional optimally, but now the UNDP Vocational Centre at Ajara Dokoh has been fully rehabilitated and will soon resume operation.
“This means that we now have more space to admit more vocational minded students and emphasis is gradually shifting from the certificate you carry to what you can actually do with your hands,” he said.
The council chairman said that his administration’s focus was not only on vocational training for youths, adding: “We have regular empowerment programmes for farmers.
“We supply them with farm inputs such as battery cages, fertilisers, seedlings and chemicals.
“Regular seminars and lectures are also being organised to teach our farmers the latest trends in animal and crop farming systems.
“The aged, the widows and the vulnerable are not left out of our empowerment programmes.
“Food materials and cash donations are regularly shared to the less privileged in the society as a form of empowerment and poverty alleviation.”
He congratulated the graduating students on the knowledge they had acquired during the training and urged them to give best service delivery to their clients.
The Supervisor for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation at the council, Mrs. Risikat Hassan, said the event marked another milestone for the local government.
She thanked the chairman for the rehabilitation of the UNDP vocational centre, Ajara, saying it would create more space to admit more students.