Buhari govt launches programme to reduce youth unemployment in Nigeria

The President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration on Tuesday launched the Nigerian Youth Employment Action Plan (NIYEAP 2009-2011).

The government reiterated its commitment to mobilize the energies and capacities of the youth to minimise the risks to national security posed by rising unemployment.

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare said the launch confirmed the commitment of the Buhari administration to continue to facilitate an enabling environment that will create about 3.7 million jobs annually.

He stressed that youths should be regarded as a viable investment to yield positive benefits for all spheres of our socio-economic progress, rather than a group targeted for periodic empowerment interventions.

“It is important to state that the economic and social…

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