In a bid to fulfill its mandate of providing business development support, the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund will this month, organise training workshops for over 1,300 beneficiaries of its scheme.
The workshops will be organised by the LSETF using various training and skill certification partners, who pass on important skills and knowledge to beneficiaries, that aid the success of their businesses.
Speaking about the aim of the workshops, the LSETF’s Executive Secretary, Akin Oyebode, said “business development support is a crucial part of what we do. It is not enough to just give individuals funds and have them pay back, but also to instill in them the requisite skills to enable them manage and grow their businesses.”
“The better they are as entrepreneurs, the greater the chances that their businesses will succeed, be sustainable and create employment opportunities in Lagos State. We are grateful to our partners for their efforts in joining us on this journey to supporting businesses for inclusive growth,” he said.
The LSETF, which is mandated to provide training and job placements for the unemployed; mentorship for business owners and improvement of the policy environment, aims to provide support to at least 100,000 MSMEs; create at least 300,000 direct and up to 600,000 indirect jobs by 2019.
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