Lagos engages over 20,000 youths on aquaculture

Eniola Ajayi, Lagos

More than 20,000 youths in the Lagos West Senatorial District are to be offered job opportunities in the area of fishery by the State government.

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode made this known while unveiling Ajelanwa Baruwa and Megida-Alaja roads in Ayobo-Ipaja Local Council Development Area (LCDA).

Governor Ambode affirmed that plans were underway to meaningfully engage the youths and create myriad of opportunities for the people.

He pointed out that government would soon construct jetties in the riverine axis of the area.

“We are not leaving our youths behind, there is fish farming business that government is stimulating around this place and it will engage more than 20,000 youths,” the Governor reiterated.

On the newly commissioned roads, the Governor stressed that 56 villages have been opened up for an enhanced economic opportunities stressing that many hopes had been brightened by the initiative.

“All the shops that have been closed for years are opening up, those who had abandoned their properties are coming back, those with farm produce that could not be conveyed to the markets now have good stories to tell, these roads lead to almost 56 villages and they are bringing hope to the hopeless and have brought about multiplier economic effects,” he explained.

The Sole Administrator of the LCDA, Mr. Abiodun Agbaje believed that the multiple road projects being unveiled across the State have changed lives of the residents.

“The roads being commissioned today have no doubt brought about a good lease of life to our people, Lagos has been transformed in an inestimable way, the Governor has not only shown that promise is a debt but a religion that must be esteemed for the purpose of service to humanity,” he stated.

Mr Agbaje said the people of the area which accounted for the highest number of electorates in the State would forever be grateful to the Governor for the critical intervention.

The ongoing commissioning of the 19 billion naira worth 114 road projects across the State will be rounded-off on Saturday.