Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State urged the 4,592 recent graduates of the state’s skills acquisition centers to use the knowledge acquired to lift themselves out of poverty. Speaking at the graduation ceremony held at the Blue Roof, Alausa, Ikeja, the governor encouraged the graduands who were trained in various vocations, including tailoring, bead making, catering, shoe making, and carpentry, to be good ambassadors of their homes and apply the skills learned to improve their lives. Emphasizing the importance of practical skills, Governor Sanwo-Olu highlighted that white-collar jobs might not be available every day, and acquiring skills at a young age is crucial for personal development and sustainability. The governor urged the graduates to empower themselves and not be discouraged by mistakes, emphasizing the need to learn from challenges. The Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Mrs. Bolaji Cecilia Dada, also commended the governor’s support for the initiative, emphasizing the responsibility to unleash the potentials of the youth by equipping them with the right skills for self-reliance and productivity.