The Ogun job portal opened on Thursday for subscribers with 20 lucky applicants offered instant employments by the Ogun State Government into its public service.
The successful applicants were selected following their performance on the aptitude test conducted for them at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto – Abeokuta; the venue of the launch.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who witnessed the launch, lauded Governor Dapo Abiodun for the initiative.
He pledged the federal government would support his administration for the jobs creation project.
Osinbajo urged the youths to strive towards self – development, saying they should avail themselves of the opportunities existing in agriculture, manufacturing and technology sectors as funds have been made available by the FG through Bank of Industry and Enterprise Bank.
The Vice President also advised other states to emulate Ogun in its resolve to create employment opportunities for their teeming graduates and unskilled youths.
Abiodun, a successful entrepreneur, real estate operator and oil magnate, pledged to mentor and nurture youths in the state with potentials to become business moguls like Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Mike Adenuga.
He assured his administration would not allow Ogun youths “to be used as malleable tools in the hands of unscrupulous politicians.”
The governor said as a ‘businessman–in–politics’ who had gone through the stages of conceptualising, operationalising and managing businesses successfully, “business start-ups are not alien to me.”
“I come from a private sector background. Without being immodest, I consider them successful.
“I am therefore more of businessman–in–politics than in politic–for–business.
“We need to engage their creative energies positively to unleash appropriate skill acquisition that would bring about sustainable development for the economy by making them net-employers of labour. I have no doubt that our Gateway State will take maximum advantage of this portal,” Abiodun said.