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Only Capacity Building and Sustainable Empowerment Can Lift Youth out of Poverty - Abdulrazak Lawal Oko-ode

A seasoned Advertising and Marketing Expert, Alhaji Abdulrazak Lawal Oko-ode has stated that only capacity building and Sustainable empowerment programmes can lift youth out of Poverty as well as reduce unemployment in Nigeria.

Abdulrazak Lawal Oko-ode disclosed this on Monday while fielding questions from Journalists in Ilorin, Kwara state capital.

He noted that the lofty agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari to lift 100million Nigerians out of poverty by 2030 could be achieved through partnership with professionals, Non governmental organizations and Community focused groups.

He revealed that he has trained over 20 Kwara indigenes in Marketing and Advertising in order to make them self reliant and employers of labour.

Lawal Oko-ode however hinted that Kwara State government could generate more revenue from Advertising Industry, if opportunities are fully explored.

''Kwara State can generate more revenue from Advertising Industry if the private sector and government fully explore opportunities in the area. The State Government can create advertising space in Diamond Underpass Bridge and Post Office Flyover while the signage agency ensure advertising agencies/advertisers pay necessary levies for every ADVERT'' He added.

The former PDP Candidate for Omupo State Constituency during 2019 general elections noted that exploring advertising will create jobs, raise new entrepreneurs and boost state IGR.

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