Monday, 26 September 2016

Federal Government Plan to Create Jobs for 31,000 Youths Annually - Mr. Dennis Chukwu

The Federal Government of Nigeria in partnership with the New Era Communication Ltd. Said it will create 31, 000 jobs annually to address jobless youths in Nigeria.
According to an online news website, Vanguard News, the project Director of Graduate Internship Scheme, GIS, Mr. Dennis Chukwu, said this at the end of a three-day workshop called ‘Career Development Entrepreneurship Skills, organized by the Federal Ministry of Finance in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, South-South Nigeria.
According to same source, the project director was represented by Mrs. Josephine Chukwu, the project Director said the Federal Government Nigeria intends to use the workshop to bring youths together and enlighten them on the need to depend less on white collar jobs and more jobs that will make them employers of labour.
According to Vanguard News, in his word, he said, “The intention of government is to ensure that youths depend less on white collar jobs that make them sit tight, agitating for resource control and all that,  if they don’t get it.
“We want to open their eyes to be self reliant and not dependent on government to employ them, and in a way, tackle the rising wave of insurgency in the country which is not profitable to government and the society. So, the essence of this programme is to help them think outside the box and make them see that they don’t need white collar jobs to succeed.”

According to same source, a Facilitator at the training, Mr. Idris Sodiya, explained that the programme started 10-years-ago and down the line, the 31,000 participants out of 41,000 are exiting the scheme to become self-employed and employers of labor.