FG boosts employment information with an online platform
To improve information on youth empowerment and careers, the Federal Government has established an online platform, Nigeria Youth Online Assembly (NOYA) to keep in constant contact with youths across the country. A statement by the Director of Press and Public Relations of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Mohammed Manga, quoted the Honorable Minister, Mr. Sunday Dare, as saying that the initiative was in line with the avowed determination of the current administration to raise 100 million Nigerians. out of poverty in the next 10 years.
Dare spoke at the end of a three-day sensitization workshop organized by his ministry on the use of NOYA, held at the National Youth Centre, Odo-emu in Osun State . Represented by the Director of the Ministry’s Procurement Department, Mr. Segun Oke, the Minister affirmed that the Ministry recognizes the fact that the energy, skills and aspirations of young people are crucial assets that no country can afford. to waste. He noted that helping young people realize their full potential by gaining access to employment was undoubtedly a prerequisite for poverty and sustainable development in Nigeria. The minister said that instead of seeing young people as a burden on society, creating a role model for young people presents a unique opportunity for the government to focus on employment and job creation for young people from the country. According to him, the ministry has in recent years carried out different skills acquisition and empowerment programs due to the need to lift a large number of young people out of poverty to ensure their productive and viable professional engagement.
He said, “It is on this note that the ministry is creating awareness and innovative opportunities for Nigerian youth by advancing agile values and principles, creating a safe space for networking, developing new skills, sharing ideas and growing together by leveraging NOYA to bring people together. source of employment for young people in Nigeria. While emphasizing that young people have, over the years, played vital roles that have changed the world, despite their particular challenges, the Minister added that the NOYA platform will reimagine the future of youth through knowledge and creativity to escape the traps of poverty and the like. .
He therefore called on the country’s youth to take up the challenge of self-development as this will not only support their inclusion in nation-building but also give them leverage in the global economy. Also speaking at the Jos area of the northern region organized youth program, the Minister said that Mr. President’s priority orientation formed the context that created the NOYA, DEEL as well as other ministry activities, programs and youth initiatives. . He added that the initiatives aimed to bring out the skills and potentials of the country’s youth to create a sustainable path to end poverty and ensure their productive and viable professional engagement. Earlier in his address, the Director of the Department of Development and Promotion of Enterprises of the Ministry, (EDP),