Access Bank Plc has indicated its readiness to collaborate with the Ogun State government on its job creation initiative.
A statement from the government noted that Governor Dapo Abiodun recently launched the Ogun State Job Portal with the aim of providing job opportunities for the unemployed graduates and non-graduates in the state.
The portal, according to the statement, is to register unemployed youths on a regular basis with the objective of providing them with jobs and training opportunities.
Access Bank, in a letter to the Chief Economic Adviser to the governor, Mr Dapo Okubadejo, was said to have expressed its readiness to partner with the state government in achieving the objectives of the job creation initiative.
The letter, signed on behalf of the bank by its Regional Sales Manager, Bunmi Awodipe, and the Regional Sales Director, Bolaji Aboderin, said, “We wish to congratulate you and the state government on the successful launch of the ‘Ogun State Job Portal’ by His Excellency, Governor Dapo Abiodun, in furtherance to the realisation of his determination to empower the citizens through a laudable job creation initiative.
“This initiative, aimed to create opportunities, upskill and expand the job space for the teeming young men and women, and those with special talents from the state, is highly commendable.
“In the light of the above, Access Bank Plc, a leading, full service tier 1 commercial bank operating through network of over 650 branches in Nigeria is desirous to partner with the state government as a measure of support to all the stakeholders involved.”
The bank said the partnership and support would involve vocational training programme, empowerment schemes and special financial products that would facilitate access to finance.