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H.E. Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki

Executive Governor of Edo State

Expanding and supporting the vision

Philip Shaibu

Deputy Governor of Edo State

Vision Builder and friend to all job seekers

Ukinebo Dare

Chairman, Board of Directors, ESSDA



Upscaling job employment opportunities for Edo residents through direct employment and capacity development for career advancement within and outside Edo State.

Edo Innovates

We are an innovation centre creating the supply of highly skilled ICT talent in Edo State and improving greater access to jobs in the ICT sector.

Edo Production Centre

A multipurpose facility with constant electricity to ease business activities.

Edo Food And Agri-cluster

EdoFAC is the Agric component of the Agency that focuses on complementing the knowledge-driven food sufficiency plan of the State Government.

Edo Creative Hub

The Creative Hub is a physical location provided by Edo State Government for content creators to learn about producing content as well as providing them with facilities to create content for their Social and Interactive channels.

Skills and Entrepreneurship

The Skills Development and Entrepreneurship Unit is an arm of the Edo State Skills Development Agency (EdoJobs) primarily focused on the creation of employment through skills acquisition, development and entrepreneurship.

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Gaius Osasere

The Edo State Government through EdoJobs has impacted my career tremendously. I got my current job with EDSTMA as a traffic manager through EdoJobs

Armstrong Ogbeide

Wow! It was an exciting journey, I was trained to become a professional in interior architecture and design especially in the use of AutoCad, Revit and 3Ds Max softwares.

Queen Oamen

I am grateful to the Governor, His Excellency, Godwin Obaseki for creating an enabling environment for small businesses to grow and teaching us how to fish.

Upcoming Programs


EdoJobs is collaborating with Beneficiaries of EdoJobs Soap Making Factory, Irrua to organize a training on Cosmetology and soap production for Esan Central LGA residents in Edo State.

The 2-weeks intensive training program is aimed at empowering 100 youths and women on professional production of liquid soap, bleach, detergent, perfume, powder, izal, kick-starting a business in cosmetology in order to reduce the rate of unemployment and improve economic growth in Edo State and Nigeria by extension.

Date: 20th July, 2021
Time: 10am
Venue: Edo Innovates

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The Edo Food and Agricultural Cluster, Edofac is the Agric component of the Agency that focuses on complementing the knowledge-driven food sufficiency plan of the State Government to tackle the challenges of farmers and other agricultural value chain players in the state.

23rd of June, 2021

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Edo State Skills Development Agency (ESSDA)

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Edo State Government House, Oka,
Benin City, Edo State

Email: edostate@gov.ng

About Us

The Edo State Skills Development agency was established by the Edo State Government to ameliorate the rate of youth unemployment through skills development and job creation, which will in turn improve the lives of the residents of Edo State. Having commenced in March 2017 as a program under the office of the Governor, it was initially known and referred to as Skill Development Program now Edojobs. It kick started its activities with a state wide registration of over 100,000 unemployed persons. With the initial target to create 200,000 jobs, which it has since surpassed, the agency has impacted positively in the skills level and economic wellbeing of residents as well as the State.

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