Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has revealed that he worked as a plumber for about 30 years.
He revealed this during the graduation of 6,252 students of the 18 skill acquisition centres in the state on Wednesday.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Lagos governor charged youths and women to take part in vocational skills and become employers of labour.
He advised women and youths not to depend solely on government and private organisations for job opportunities.
He also urged the graduands to use the skills they had acquired to create platforms for themselves to be employers of labour.
The governor, while assuring the graduating students of support, urged them to do all they could to make learning a life-long venture, by constantly seeking ways to improve their skills and grow their businesses.
The students were trained in 15 different skills, including hairdressing and cosmetology, catering and hotel management, computer training, barbing, textile design, hat making and bead stringing, shoe making/leather works, fashion design and dressmaking.
Source: Naija News