A Nigerian group, the Ondo Union in South Africa, has said it would provide vocational training for some members in that country to make them self employed.
The Secretary of the union, Clement Olutosuye, disclosed this on Monday at its end-of-year party in Johannesburg, South Africa.
He said the union would train youths from the state in tiling, engineering, barbing, electronics and computer application and technology.
Olutosuye also said the union would partner with the state government to train youths in the state on vocational studies.
Mr. Trust Owoyele, the Vice Chairman of Nigeria Union, Gauteng Province, said Ondo Union had united its people to achieve set goals.
He said the union had educated members on South African laws, career guidance and investments.
Ondo people in South Africa, he said, were willing to assist the state government to boost the manpower needs for the development of the state.
“ Ondo indigenes in South Africa have resolved to partner with our state government to improve its manpower needs.
“We will sit down with the government to articulate areas of manpower needs, but I believe that education is one area that we can assist the government.
“ The aim is to boost our manpower with skilled personnel in different vocations and careers,“ he said.
Mr. Tope Victor, the Treasurer of the union, said the group would use the vocational training to keep their youths in South Africa busy.
He appealed to the state government to assist it build a secretariat in South Africa to be known as Ondo House.
He said the proposed building would be used to coordinate the union’s activities in South Africa.