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Lagos places 4,000 unemployed graduates on N40.000 monthly salary

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The Lagos State Government says it has placed 4,000 unemployed graduates on N40,000 monthly salary for six months.

The Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke, made this known on Wednesday during the 2021 Ministerial Press Briefing in Commemoration of the Second Year in Office of Gov. Bababjide Sanwo-Olu.

Arobieke said this was implemented through the ministry’s Graduate Internship Placement Programme (GIPP) intended to address the challenge of unemployment among unemployed graduates in Lagos State.

She said the programme, which was planned to last for six months, was meant to expose interns to a particular job, profession or industry and enhance networking.

According to her, through the initiative, interns will be given the opportunity to excel and possibly learn a job with the organisation; as they are exposed to professional skills and interpersonal relationships in a structured setting.

She said the programme would expose interns to possible niche of entrepreneurial opportunities and provide opportunity for the graduates to have employability skills and exposure to today’s world of work.

”The GIPP is meant to assist Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and other companies to choose from the state’s database of groomed talent/interns, to enhance productivity and boost their businesses, thereby, promoting economic growth at no cost through the intervention of the state government.

”A total of 51,514 graduates applied for the internship online, over 1,932 companies indicated interest to onboard the interns after their trainings and 4,736 applicants attempted the online Assessment Test.

”About 1,000 candidates who scored a minimum of 60 per cent were invited for the first tranche of the employability skills training, while 4,000 interns are targeted to be placed on a monthly stipend of N40,000 for six months.

”You will agree with me that the state government under Sanwo-Olu is leaving no stone unturned in mitigating the unemployment scourge,” Arobieke said.

She said the ministry’s Employability Department, during the period under review, organised youth focused programmes which included the ”Mindset Re-Orientation Programme”

Arobieke said the programme was aimed at reorientating mindset of the unemployed youths in facing realities of present day labour market.

According to her, observations have shown that the number of unemployed youths seeking employment and particularly, white collar jobs outnumbers the vacancies required to be filled.

”Hence, the need for reorientation of the mindset of the job seekers to imbibe learning vocational and technical skills to be self-employed”

”The 2020 edition of this programme had 2,163 unemployed youths that participated in the webinar with seasoned practitioners in various fields or areas of specialisation as facilitators,” she said. (NAN)

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LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT GIVES UPDATE ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE 4TH MAINLAND BRIDGE

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The Lagos State Government through the Office of Public Private Partnerships is given the update on the construction of the 4th mainland bridge in Lagos.

Speaking at a media brief in Lagos today, the Special Adviser to the Governor on PPP, Mr. Ope George gave a brief history of the 4th mainland bridge project.

According to him, the 4th MB is a proposed Public Private Partnership transport infrastructure development, which includes the construction and operation of a greenfield tolled road and bridge with a design speed of 120kmh, including the development of adjacent real estates. According to Mr. George, the bridge is expected to become the 2nd longest in Africa, featuring three toll plazas, 9 interchanges, a 4.5km lagoon bridge and an eco-friendly environment.

It is expected to span about 37 kilometers, starting from Abraham Adesanya in Ajah, on the Eti-Osa-Lekki-Epe corridor and transverse the North West towards the lagoon shoreline of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway via Owutu/Isawo in Ikorodu.

It aims to relieve severe congestion on the existing 3rd Mainland Bridge; whilst opening new areas for the future development. The project is expected to cost us $2.5billion.

Mr. Ope George further disclosed that the 4th MB project has gone through the competitive bidding process, the request for proposal Stage 1 (RFP 1) and the request for proposal Stage 2 (RFP 2). The RFP Stage 2 was then issued to three shortlisted bidders, namely:

1. Mota – Engil (Nig & Africa) CCCC & CRBC consort.

2. CGGC – CGC Joint Venture.

3. CCECC & CRCCIG Consortium.

Conclusively, the Special Adviser disclosed that the Evaluation Committee, which comprises of representatives from the LASG, Ministry of works, OPPP and the project Advisers, commenced the evaluation of the submitted RFP Stage 2 documents on the 17th November, 2022, with the announcement of the preferred bidder to be publicised before the end of the year 2022.

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LAGOS SET TO HOST THIRD REAL ESTATE MARKETPLACE CONFERENCE, EXHIBITIONS

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Lagos State Real Estate Regulatory Authority (LASRERA) has concluded plans to host the third edition of the Lagos Real Estate Marketplace Conference and Exhibitions.

The Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Housing, Mrs. Toke Benson-Awoyinka disclosed this at the weekend in Ikeja, stating that the event has been scheduled for Tuesday, 7th and Wednesday, 8th December 2022 at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island.

Benson-Awoyinka added that discussions at the event will be in the form of a Town Hall Meeting, themed: “The Lagos Real Estate Emerging Markets – Mitigating Potential Risks”.

She emphasised the need for stakeholders in the Real Estate Market to protect the sector from impostors whose actions portend great risk to the Real Estate Market in the State.

The Special Adviser revealed that seasoned speakers are already billed for this year’s Conference and Exhibition to deliberate on potential risks in Real Estate Transactions and Laws that protect Real Estate investment Transactions, Policies and Guidelines about Lagos State Real Estate Sector.

Benson-Awoyinka stated that the event is meant to redefine the Lagos State Real Estate Market to meet developmental standards and to attract more international investment opportunities for the State Real Estate.

While assuring that LASRERA will continue to play its role as the State Government’s Regulator in the Built Sector by strengthening and curbing the potential risks for investors/investees in the Market, she urged individuals/organisations that are yet to register with the Agency can do so at the event.

The Special Adviser, therefore, promised that the Lagos State Government will continue to sustain the platform of the annual conference for stakeholders to brainstorm on how to ensure that Real Estate Business Transactions meet the Smart City vision as conceptualised in the T.H.E.M.E.S agenda of the State Government.

She also implored interested persons willing to participate in the two-day Conference and Exhibitions to register via: https://3rdlagrealconference.eventbrite.com free of charge.

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5 foods that can prevent erectile dysfunction

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Erectile dysfunction can cause stress, relationship strain and low self-confidence.

Erectile dysfunction is a condition that can make it difficult to get or maintain an erection. It can be a sign of a physical or psychological condition.

The main symptom is a man’s inability to get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse.

Some foods are perfect for men’s sexual health and regulating erectile dysfunction.

Following certain foods may also be helpful. Here’s a list of them below:

  • Avocados

Avocados work magic for men’s libido. It contains Vitamin E and Zinc which increases testosterone and sperm quality.

  • Oats

This breakfast food is excellent for the penis. It helps men reach orgasm. Wild oats are an aphrodisiac because it possesses amino acid L-Arginine which helps the blood vessel in the penis relax. The blood vessel in the penis relaxing is important in maintaining an erection and reaching orgasm.

  • Coffee

Studies have shown caffeine prevents erectile dysfunction. Caffeine increases blood flow to the penile arteries and muscles.

  • Watermelon

This is called in popular lingo “penis fruit” it has L-Arginine which helps a man who has erectile dysfunction

  • Spinach

Spinach contains folate and folate helps blood flow. Folic acid is an important supplement and deficiency in it causes erectile dysfunction.

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