Alimosho Local Government is partnering with a German institution, Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, to boost education education and agriculture in the communities.
This comes few weeks after renewing a similar partnership agreement was sealed with the new Cuban Ambassador to Nigeria.
The partnership, which is expected to commence as soon as it is cemented, is meant to lift a good number of Alimosho youths out of poverty.
The partnership discussion was held at the Council Secretariat in Akowonjo when the GIZ team visited the Chairman on Tuesday.
Speaking on behalf of GIZ, the Head of Advice Centre, Nigeria-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Integration, NGC, Sandra Vermuijten, said she was familiar with Lagos state courtesy of the partnership that took place between them sometimes back and due to the presence of NGC’s office in the state.
Vermuijten said she was aware of the large size and population of Alimosho Local Government, hence partnering with such LGA is a move in the right direction.
According to her, GIZ had so much relationship with different categories of people and organisations in the past, adding that the body’s ability to improve people’s living standard through job security and high-earning skills like shoe making, bakery and confectionery, that is used to measure its impact and performance.
In his remarks, the Local Government Chairman, Mr. Jelili Sulaimon, emphasised the need for a fruitful relationship with the German organisation.
He requested speedy efforts from the GIZ representative to ensure that the relationship becomes a reality in no time.
In his appreciation message, Mr Gbolahan Yusuf, a German trained expert and entrepreneur who is the intermediary between Alimosho Local Government and GIZ, thanked the GIZ team for responding to the call.
Mr Yusuf expressed hope that a positive result would be recorded at the end of the relationship.