The Lagos State State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), in partnership with the Lagos State Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget (MEPB), will conduct the second edition of the Lagos Employment Summit with the goal of closing the state’s unemployment gap.
The summit will take place at Eko Hotel via Zoom on March 3 and 4, 2022, with the topic “sustainable employment creation strategies: joint action and prosperity for all.”
The 2022 summit will comprise 90 speakers, 15 plenary sessions, presentations, and breakout hearings, all of which will focus on progressive economic and social solutions to the state’s unemployment issues.
According to Teju Abisoye, executive secretary of the LSETF, sustainable job creation strategies are a much-needed conversation among industry players in the entire socio-economic space, and the event will feature a variety of speakers with diverse backgrounds in the entrepreneurial, advocacy, governmental, and private sectors.
“We share the belief that addressing unemployment is a shared obligation of the government, corporations, and individuals,” she said.
“As a result, we are always excited to partner and work as much as possible, and this summit further positions us in the correct direction.”
The summit will be hosted by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, with over 70 speakers from the public and private sectors speaking on topics such as the future workforce, women’s economic empowerment as a tool for economic growth, the orange economy, and critical areas that drive youth employment, among other topics.
Bola Adesola, chairman of the LSETF; Sam Egube; Aloysius Uche Ordu, director of the Africa Growth Initiative; and Nnamdi Ezeigbo, CEO of Slot Systems Nigeria, are among the confirmed speakers.
In addition to the discussions and debates, there will be an innovation challenge, dubbed the Lagos State Employment Summit Innovation Challenge, in which tech innovators will propose innovative ideas to help Lagos State create more jobs.
Pitch submissions, judge evaluations, application shortlisting, and the announcement of the finalist and winners who will receive funding will all be part of this process.
Clinics will also be held to provide young professionals with cutting-edge skills for the workplace of the twenty-first century.
Although the summit is free, those interested in attending must register online at www.lagosemploymentsummit.com.