Former deputy governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Tunde Lemo, has urged 94 graduating students of the Peter Akinola Foundation(PAF) Youth Centre for Industrial Training, Abeokuta to use the vocational skills they acquired at the centre not only for themselves, but for development of mankind too.
He spoke as a sponsor during this year graduation ceremony of the vocational centre, located in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
Represented by a member of the Tunde Lemo Foundation, Chief Reuben Sogaolu, the astute adminstrator and veteran banker also urged them to be good ambassadors of the centre.
Lemo, who described as uncommon, the skills and talents which they have acquired at the centre, urged them not to waste the skills.
While charging graduands to make use of the skills acquired in positive ways, Lemo added that integrity would also stand them out in their interactions with people.
According to him, the students have been given uncommon skills and talents
which they must not be allowed to be wasted without being used for the benefit of humanity.
PAF, a non-profit making organisation with a mission to help the youths to be economically empowered is located in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
Founder/Chairman Board of Trustees of the centre, His Grace, Peter Jasper Akinola, disclosed that the centre founded in 2011 was primarily established to make youths economically viable as well as take them off the streets.
He lamented that many Nigerian youths are roaming the streets looking for jobs that are not available.
Dean of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Blessing Enyindah, who was visiting the centre for the first time, expressed delight at the conducive environment under which students study.
Enyindah, while commending the leadership of the centre, urged students to always put into practice all that they have learnt as well as be good ambassadors of the centre.
The Director of the institution, Canon (Engr.) Tunde Awolana, described PAF as a unique vocational centre that has trained thousands of Nigerian youths with technical skills since inception.