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Nigeria: Govt Provides 750,000 Jobs for Youth to Bridge Unemployment Gap


The Federal Government has created 750, 000 jobs for youths to close the unemployment gap in the country.

The Director-General, Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR), Mr Dasuki Arabi made this known at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum, on Sunday in Abuja.

Arabi, who is also the Chairman, Technical Working Committee on Youth Employment, said the intervention followed an interface with the Nigeria Economic Summit Group.

“We did some research works with the Nigeria Economic Summit Group to look at unemployment in the country and we came out with the policy.

“The summit came up with the idea of the 750,000 jobs that have been adopted by the Federal Government for the youths and the unemployed.”

Arabi said the establishment of Ministry for Humanitarian Affairs was part of government’s effort to provide succour for the unemployed and down trodden before they finally got engaged.

“We are working with the Central Bank of Nigeria and SMEDAN to provide alot of support for the unemployed.

“It is also the reason why the government is introducing entreprenurship at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels.

“The idea is for youth to be engaged while in school before the time for employment comes.

“As you are working or schooling you are learning a skill, when you come out you don’t have to rely on government for employment.”

He said alot of work was being done to support small and medium enterprises to make it easier for citizens to access the support and assistance given to them.