Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Thursday donated N5 million to two students of the Lagos State College of Health Technology (LASCOHET).
The two beneficiaries are, Sarunmi Oluwafemi and Dada Samuel who designed a new technology for generating biogas through the treatment of animal waste.
The two students were among the 422 successful graduates of the Ready, Set, Work (RSW) programme of the state government aimed at equipping graduates of tertiary institutions in the state with the necessary entrepreneurial skills.
In his speech during the ceremony, governor Ambode noted that the RSW initiative was one of the initiatives targeted at youth empowerment in the state.and vowed to increase the number of students in the pilot scheme of the RSW programme from 500 in 2016 to 1000 in 2017.
The governor stated that the state was proud of the graduates, adding that his administration believes strongly that the future of the country lies in the hands of the youths.
Apart from the first and second place winners of the pitch competition, the third place winners, a group ‘Artisans on Campus’ was given N250,000 and equally placed on N100,000 monthly working capital for six months.
Also, 80 students were placed on apprenticeship slots, while 92 were placed on employability module.
Governor Ambode, however, vowed to increase the number of students in the pilot scheme of the RSW programme from 500 in 2016 to 1000 in 2017.
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