The Chairman of the Governing Council of Osun State College of Technology, Esa-Oke, Diran Odeyemi, emphasized the need for government at all levels to enhance the attractiveness of the labor market, stating, 'This would reduce the significant emigration of technicians to Europe and other global destinations.
Odeyemi expressed concerns over a potential shortage of vocational experts in the near future if this issue remains unaddressed.
He further highlighted the international demand for technicians trained in Nigerian polytechnics, asserting, 'Technicians trained in our country's polytechnics are recognized globally for their excellence, particularly in Europe.'
Odeyemi identified vocational and technical education as a crucial catalyst for development and noted that the scarcity of experts in various vocational fields has hindered the country's growth.
While challenging the polytechnic's management, Odeyemi urged them to continue producing high-quality technicians in various disciplines to support Osun's developmental aspirations.
In a statement he released on Saturday, Odeyemi stated, 'We must fill the void left by numerous skilled workers who have migrated abroad, while simultaneously making our country more appealing to retain our graduates and their talents.
Osun State Government is committed to cultivating skilled workers who will contribute to the success of Governor Senator Ademola Adeleke's developmental plans.'
He further affirmed, 'As an institution, the responsibility to train more skilled workers lies with us, and this administration will provide its support in this endeavor. It is the path forward for our state to realize the developmental goals of this administration, ultimately benefiting the entire nation.'