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Monday, July 1, 2013

Federal Govt to create Millions of job through online initiative

The Federal Government of Nigeria is set to
create about 1 million jobs through an online
initiative, the Integrated Youth Development
Initiative. The Initiative which has been
designed to address the nation's high
unemployment rate in a practical way aims
at monitoring youth development in the
country closely.
Special Adviser to the President on Job
Creation, Mr. Obi Adim said:
"We are looking at creating about one million
jobs a year. We have various sectors we are
looking at such as Information and
Communication Technology, entrepreneurship,
and skills acquisition."
According to the National Bureau of Statistics,
Nigeria currently has an unemployment rate
of 23.9 per cent. In a recent media chat,
Senior Special Assistant to the President on
Job Creation, Josephine Washima, said that
the initiative has received a lot of buy-in from
stakeholders and that more details about the
initiative would be announced before the end
of July.
Washima noted that the initiative is quite
different from the Nigerian Government's
Youth Enteprise with Innovation Programme,
(YouWIN).
"The YouWin programme is a business
competition, which is online-based and this is
totally different from the Integrated Youth
Empowerment Initiative. Our initiative is not a
competition but it will empower the youth at
the end of the day if properly implemented,"
she said.
She emphasized that through the initiative,
Nigerian youth will be equipped with the
required skills that will help transform their
lives.

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