The Governor of Lagos State , Mr Babajide Sanwo- Olu , on Wednesday said he worked as a plumber about 30 years ago .
He made the revelation during the graduation of 6 ,252 students of the 18 skill acquisition centres in the state .
Sanwo- Olu advised youths and women to engage in vocational skills and become employers of labour rather than depending solely on government and private organisations for job opportunities .
He also urged the graduands to use the skills they had acquired to create platforms for themselves to be employers of labour .
The governor , while assuring the graduating students of support , urged them to do all they could to make learning a life -long venture , by constantly seeking ways to improve their skills and grow their businesses.
The students were trained in 15 different skills, including hairdressing and cosmetology , catering and hotel management , computer training, barbing , textile design, hat making and bead stringing , shoe making/ leather works, fashion design and dress making.