FG, UNDESA Agency Launches Job Creation Initiative
Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, in partnership with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO), have commenced a job creation initiative.
The initiative was flagged off with a campaign managed by the Nigeria Youth SDGs Network, a coalition of youth-led civil society organisations, as part of the implementation of the Nigerian Youth Employment Action Plan (NIYEAP), a four-year detailed framework to address youth unemployment in Nigeria.
According to thenationonlineng, nationwide campaign began on July 21 with a survey that has been completed by over 150,000 young Nigerians from the six geo-political zones, details of which can be found on www.youthandsport.gov.ng and www.decentwork.ng.
With a focus on job creation, employability, equality and rights as well as entrepreneurship, the priority themes of NIYEAP are delineated into strategic lines of action listed under each theme, with emphasis on sectors that have high job creation potentials, such as digital economy, rural economy, green economy and renewable energy sector, manufacturing, tourism, construction and service