The Lagos government is partnering Jobberman to create new 14 million jobs from the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
In an interview, after the kick-off of a programme to train and upskill youths in job-ready skills, the state Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Mrs Yetunde Arobieke said, ‘one of the goals of the state government is to enhance youths’ competitiveness through job opportunities’.
She reiterated that the government is ensuring that jobs are created for the youth who are its biggest resources.
According to her, AfCFTA would create huge job opportunities for the youth empowerment.
She hinted that the government was embarking on a talent hunt to empower youths.
The partnership, Mrs Arobieke explained, was to provide free soft skills training for youths. The training is focused on equipping graduates with employability skills, how to be more marketable, get jobs and keep those jobs on their hands.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment, Mrs. Kafayat Ajenifuja reiterated that the forum offered the chance for the participants to develop their professional skills and increase their employability
Senior Youth Engagement Associate, Jobberman, Prince Ihemegbulam, noted that the partnership aligns with the Jobberman x Mastercard foundations efforts to train five million young Nigerians and place three million in dignified work over the next five years.
He noted that the partnership aligns with Jobberman’s mission to upskill and connect young people to their dream jobs and help employers get the best talent to help grow their businesses.
Already, the African Union Commission (AU) has launched “One Million by 2021 Initiative” to create one million new opportunities for young Africans in education, employment, entrepreneurship, and engagement across the continent and in the diaspora.
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