The Director General of the Public Service Training Institute (PSTI), Ondo State, Ekpo Jide has stated categorically that the state-of- the-art facilities at the institute are good enough to host a global capacity enhancement summit in line with the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG).
He said in Akure, the state capital on yesterday when the Ondo State Head of Service (HOS), Pastor John Adeyemo played host to the visiting Journalists International Forum For Migration (JIFORM) and the Diaspora Innovation Institute (DII).
The DG said the summit was geared towards deepening the potential of participants both at the public and private sectors.
He said the PSTI under the leadership of the HOS had maintained culture of excellence in terms quality delivery to those trained over the years.
Jide stated that the institute was working to drive investment through capacity building, adding that with the high-level facilities at the institute, all the courses due for accreditation would be fully accredited by the National Board for Technical Education(NBTE) in due course.
He said the pre-proposal for summit before the HOD when considered would be implemented as planned.
Contributing, the JIFORM President Ajibola Abayomi, urged that in addition to the capacity building the state should key into the decent job offer coordinated by a member of the African Union Labour Migration Advisory Committee, Dr Reverend Asie Kabukie Ocansey.
Ocansey, a member of the AU committee from Ghana, is an international labour expert with over 30-year experience training thousands of the youths in Sierra Leone in readiness for placement on decent job abroad as approved by the Sierra Leonean government
Ajibola said, the job was available to bridge the gap of unemployment for youths interested in care giver service, housekeeping and others devoid of abuses and exploitation.
He was however quick to say that the recruitment would be in compliance with the labour laws in Nigeria.
According to him, “As an indigene of this state, I am challenged to make the over 20,000 overseas decent jobs possible through Ocansey’s effective structure in line with the Nigerian laws and processes.”
The technical session on the diaspora matters, the HOS had inputs from the Chief Executive Officer of the Diaspora Innovation Institute, Prince Akinwale Ojomo.
He commended the state for setting up the PSTI at Ilaramokin, saying the facilities at the institute were good enough to host the world.
The DII CEO said the Ondo state was at the vintage position to benefit from the over $25 billion annual remittances from the diasporas giving her continuous investment in human capacity.
Responding, Adeyemo stated the state would continue investing in her citizens and would work with the Federal Government on migration matters.
According the HOS, the governor of the state, Arakurin Rotimi Akeredolu through his agenda was consolidating on human development agenda.