Sanwo-Olu signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Siemens Energy Limited and German-owned Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to set up an Energy Training Centre of Excellence at the Government Technical College in Ikorodu.
The training, which would be conducted in collaboration with the Lagos State Technical and Vocational Education Board (LASTVEB) would provide a Needs-based technical and vocational education to over 16,000 young people between ages 15 and 35.
The programme was expected to produce highly skilled industry technicians with modern practice-oriented.
Sanwo-Olu said a 30 per cent slot would be allocated to female candidates to enhance women’s participation in engineering education.
The Governor said: “We are excited that Lagos is on the way to having another deep seaport on the city’s western side. Before the end of this year, we will be commissioning the Lekki Deep Seaport on the Eastern side. What it means is that what we have been suffering as a logistics and commerce hub of West Africa will be addressed when we increase maritime infrastructure that improves turnaround time in this sector. With this, Lagos is assured to remain sub-Saharan Africa’s economic and commercial nerve centre.
“The deal with Siemens and GIZ, which are German companies, is another promise made and a promise kept. We gave a commitment to this partnership because of the conviction we have for its necessity. Thousands of Lagosians will be trained with industry-required skills for the future of work at our Vocational Training College. We are excited because we are not only transferring skills to people in Government but private citizens as well. The best technicians in Germany will be.