FG organizes platform for unemployed youths

Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, says the Federal government has organized a unified platform for unemployed youths in all 36 States of the federation.

The minister dropped the hint while speaking after a three-day sensitization workshop on the use of the Nigeria Online Youth Assembly (NOYA) platform.

The sensitization was held at the National Youth Development Centre in Ode- Omu, Osun State.

Represented by Mr. Segun Oke, the Director of Procurement in the Ministry, the minister said the platform was created for youths to have access to timely information on job opportunities.

According to him, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development believes that” the energy, skills, and aspirations of young people are crucial assets that no country can afford to waste, and helping them realize their full potential by gaining access to employment is no doubt a prerequisite to poverty eradication and sustainable development.

“Rather than seeing youth as a burden to the society, the creation of a youth job template offers the government a distinctive opportunity to focus on employment and job creation for young persons in the country.”

He further said: “My Ministry in the last few years in the area of job and employment creation has conducted different skills acquisition and empowerment programs as a result of the need for investment in the youth in a deliberate and planned manner and as a sustainable pathway to lifting a huge number of Nigerian youth out of poverty to sustain them in productive and viable occupational engagement.

“It is, therefore, on this note that my Ministry is creating awareness and innovative opportunities for Nigerian Youth by advancing nimble values and principles, creating a safe space for networking, developing new skills, sharing ideas, and flourishing together through leveraging on the Nigerian Online Youth Assembly (NOYA) to crowdsource youth employment in Nigeria.”



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