The Federal Government is collaborating with the World Bank to fight youth unemployment in Nigeria.
The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, announced this in Enugu at the Special Day of National Directorate of Employment at the 25th Enugu International Trade Fair.
He described skill acquisition as an effective and reliable tool for socioeconomic development of the country.
In spite of this collaboration, the minister held that skill acquisition helped in creating self-employment and that it was antidote to unemployment and idleness among the youths.
According to him, the Federal Government is committed to creating more jobs for the youths in the country.
He said government was doing this through Subsidy Re-investment Programme and Youth Empowerment and Social Support Operation.
“Government has also created a level to boost national productivity and foreign investments”.
He called on local and foreign investors to join hands with the government to fight unemployment in the country.
Dr Ifeanyi Okoye, President of Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA), called for a holistic approach to generate employment and create wealth in the country.
Okoye commended the directorate for its constant participation at Enugu fairs, adding that more partnership was required for the development of the state and country. (NAN)