The Lagos State Agency for Mass Literacy has embarked on an advocacy campaign to promote mass literacy and job skills among residents of the Epe community.

A Deputy Director of the Agency, Ms. Olaide Oladunjoye, said that in line with its mandate and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s THEMES development agenda on education and technology, the Bureau has embarked on the exercise to to educate the masses about the learning opportunities available to young people. and adults in Epe and surroundings.

She added that the Agency intends to ensure that young and old residents of the state have the opportunity to learn vocational skills that will enable them to become self-sufficient and contribute significantly to the economic development of the state. the society.

Oladunjoye explained that the Bureau is determined to achieve the stated goals and objectives of the state government’s mass literacy program by enlightening the citizens, adding that the outreach program will sensitize the good people of Epe on the presence and agency activities in each part of the community.

His words: “We have adult literacy classes in various primary schools in Epe and two vocational training centers located in Kasali Oluwo and Odo-Iragushin streets.

At the end of the nine-month literacy program, trainees will have the opportunity to move on to the next stage which is post-literacy education and even continue their education at any level they choose and those who are interested in vocational training like fashion designing, catering, hairdressing, tailoring, IT and digital skills among others are trained and sponsored by the Lagos State Government”.

“Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s education agenda is critical and we are on track in ensuring that the people of Epe and Lagos in general benefit from this agenda as society is best governed when its members are well educated.

So we want to make sure that more people are caught in the net of the mass literacy program and that as many as possible get vocational training,” she said.

The deputy director therefore urged the people of Epe to take advantage of this great opportunity to add value to economic development and the progress of society, stressing that the entire program is free and accessible to all.

She also advised young people to avoid all forms of social vices prevalent among them and focus more on developing their natural talents.

The Oloja of Epe Land, HRM Oba Kamoruden Ishola Animashaun, while welcoming the agency’s campaign team to his palace, appreciated their good work and advised some of the trainees present to be diligent and dedicated as well than to maximize the rare opportunity offered by the government to acquire the desired professional knowledge and skills.

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The Agency team then launched a touring campaign with the distribution of flyers from Oba’s Palace to Ayetoro Market, Olu Epe Palace, Pobo Market, Mojoda Market, ‘Aladeshoyin and Eredo LCDA, among others.

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Dwight E. Schulz