29th November, 2010
The Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola, has said that forÂ many years the state will remain a model among others in the federation.
Speaking at the 11th Annual Colloquium held at the Nigerian Institute ofÂ International Affairs (NIIA) yesterday, Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele, who represented theÂ governor reiterated that despite being a model among others, the government will notÂ relent on its oars to achieve greater heights.
Bamidele said: â€œLagos State maintains the highest number of workers which is aboutÂ 118,000 in the country, but it is not enough to curb unemployment, and that is whyÂ we all need not to relent.â€
Also delivering his speech at the programme with the theme Youth Unemployment InÂ Nigeria: The Challenges, the Roadmap and the Opportunities, the Ondo State Governor,Â Olusegun Mimiko, who was represented by his Deputy, Ali Olanusi, said, â€œwe need aÂ lot of prayers to move forward. The issue of unemployment in Nigeria is not beyondÂ usâ€.
â€”Abiose Lukman, Olarinde Ayodele & Omisakin Tolulope