Ogun State government and Access Bank Plc have agreed to partner on the job creation initiatives of Governor Dapo Abiodun.
The governor recently launched the Ogun State Job Portal with the aim of providing jobs for the army of unemployed graduates and non-graduates in the state.
The portal is to register, on a regular basis, unemployed youths with the objective to providing them with jobs and training opportunities.
Access Bank, in a letter to the Chief Economic Adviser to the governor, Mr. Dapo Okubadejo, expressed its readiness to partner with the state government in achieving the objectives of the job creation initiative.
The letter signed by the bank’s Regional Sales Manager Bunmi Awodipe and Regional Sales Director, Bolaji Aboderin, said: “We wish to congratulate you and the state government on the successful launch of the ‘Ogun State Job Portal’ by His Excellency, Governor Dapo Abiodun, in furtherance to the realisation of his determination to empower the citizens through a laudable job creation initiative.
“This initiative aimed to create opportunities, upskill and expand the job space for the teeming young men and women, and those with special talents from the state is highly commendable.
“In the light of the above, Access Bank Plc, a leading, full service Tier 1 Commercial Bank operating through network of over 650 branches in Nigeria, is desirous to partner with the state government as a measure of support to all the stakeholders involved.
“The partnership and support will involve vocational training programme, empowerment schemes and special financial products that will facilitate access to finance.”