Nigeria to partner ICT firm against unemployment

January 18, 2016 3:50 pm0 comments

ICT JOBSABUJA, (CAJ News) -NIGERIA Ministry of Labour and Employment is set to partner an indigenous information and communication technology (ICT) giant, to create job opportunities for the unemployed youths.

This was made known in Abuja when the Zinox Group Management team led by its Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Dr Leo Stan Ekeh paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, in Abuja.

The Minister said that one of the major challenges facing the Nigeria nation was unemployment, which the Government of President Muhammadu Buhari was addressing.

He said the skill acquisition centres spread across the country would be resuscitated for the use of unemployed Nigerian youths to acquire relevant skills.

“The Ministry’s doors are widely opened to collaborate with any organisation willing to assist in creating jobs. Partnering with Zinox will in no small measure create jobs for the teeming unemployed youths in the country,” said Ngige.

Ngige commended Zinox Group for its immense contribution to the ICT development in the country.

He decried that presently the Ministry does not have credible data base of unemployment in its various forms.

However, he stated that the ministry would roll out its programme on employment generation once the 2016 Budget was passed.

“By the end of the first quarter, we will hit the ground running,” he assured.

Ekeh said the purpose of the visit was to seek for collaboration with the Labour Ministry to complement the efforts of the Federal Government at job creation.

“This decision to seek collaboration with the Ministry is borne out of the need to reduce to the barest minimum the unprecedented rate of unemployment in Nigeria,” said Ekeh.

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