Lagos Recruits 2,000 For ENTRIDA

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The Lagos State Government has recruited 2,000 undergraduates and graduates for this year’s enumeration of companies, industries and small-scale businesses in the state.

The exercise is under the Enterprises Registration and Identification Agents, ENTRIDA programme of the government.

Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Mrs Olusola Oworu, charged the 2,000 undergraduates/graduates employed for the exercise to be patriotic and hardworking in carrying out the job.

Speaking at a one-day training workshop for the participants, Oworu emphasised the need for the youths to present accurate information that would assist the state government in economic planning for the development of commerce and industry in the state.

Oworu who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr Wale Raji, reiterated the commitment of the state government to engaging the youths in meaningful duties during their long vacation in order to reduce evil temptation and crimes and urged the participants to be diligent, upright and patriotic in their duties.

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Meanwhile, Oworu has directed the management of Lekki Free Zone Development Company, LFZDC, to immediately embark on an aggressive drive to woo hard core investors to the zone.

She gave the directive while on a working visit to the area to inspect the level of development in the zone and to also identify problem areas for possible and immediate solutions.

Oworu also charged the company to be alive to its social responsibility so that the indigenes could start to enjoy the benefits of setting up the zone in their area. He promised to liaise with the Federal Government and its agencies to address all the grey areas that could work against the smooth operations of businesses in the zone.

In his report, the Commercial Controller of Lekki Free Trade Zone Development Company, Mr. Ding Yonghua, disclosed that five manufacturing companies would start operation in the zone before the end of the year, while another 75 had signed memorandum of understanding with the company.

He added that 20 companies had signed investment agreement, 75 others registered with the LFZDC while 13 enterprises had deposited money for land sub-lease.

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