Hope for Nigerians as FG Takes Major Steps in Tackling Hardship, Unemployment, Others

In a brilliant move aimed at reducing unemployment rates, the Nigerian government has announced plans to establish both physical and virtual job centers throughout the nation.

This initiative, revealed by Mohammed Idris, the Minister of Information and National Orientation, during a recent ministerial press briefing, is part of President Bola Tinubu’s administration’s broader efforts to address job creation and skill development challenges.

The introduction of these job centers is poised to serve as a vital resource for both unemployed and under-employed citizens, offering access to job availability information and essential work preparation training.

This initiative underscores the government’s commitment to not only tackle unemployment but also enhance the workforce’s skill set.

The government is also launching the National Talent Export Programme (NATEP) alongside other strategic programs.
NATEP, which was unveiled at the 78th United Nations General Assembly, aims to match Nigerian skills with global job opportunities, with a target of creating one million jobs for Nigerians.

This program is currently in the final stages of its setup process, signaling imminent operational commencement.

Another noteworthy initiative is the Skill-Up Artisans (SUPA) program, managed by the Industrial Training Fund (ITF). SUPA is designed to empower 10 million Nigerian artisans by providing them with enhanced skills and professional licenses. This program, in collaboration with international partners such as AHK of Germany and City & Guilds of London, promises to offer vocational certifications that meet international standards.

The Ministry of Information and National Orientation, in partnership with the Nigerian Diaspora Commission, is also set to launch the Nigerian Diaspora Investment Initiative and a Diaspora Investment Fund. Furthermore, the establishment of a new “Catalytic Investment Unit” aims to streamline diaspora investment facilitation, further boosting economic growth and job creation.


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