Govt, firm train 200 youths in creative skills

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The Lagos State Government has collaborated with Temple Company to train 200 youths across the state in creative skills.

The state Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, disclosed this, according to a statement on Monday, during the orientation for the 200 successful applicants at the University of Lagos.

Akinbile-Yusuf, who was represented at the event by the Executive Secretary of Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board, Mrs Adebukola Agbaminoja, said the participants would be trained in filmmaking, creative writing, animation, audio engineering and music production, among others.

She said, “The Lagos State Government, through the Lagos Creative Industry initiative, has developed a platform through which creative talents from different local governments in the state can participate in free-tuition training which is being facilitated by different film academics in the state.

“Presently, we are partnering with Temple Company, through Gidi Creative Centre, to train 200 beneficiaries in various capacities, our previous beneficiaries have been doing well and this is what is propelling us to embark on more training programmes.”

The Group Chief Executive Officer of Temple Company, Idris Olorunnimbe, said, “Over 1,000 applications were received after a call-out was made six weeks ago at the project unveiling and a post-training mentorship has been taken into consideration with plans afoot to secure placements with partner organisations such as Lagos State Employment Trust Fund and Mavin Records among others.”

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