Youth Development ‘ll grow Nigerian Economy – Dare

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 Minister of Youth and sports  Development ,Mr Sunday Dare has declared that the  Federal  Government is totally committed  to the  development of the Youth as a  panacea  to national economic  growth.
Speaking  in Lagos during  an interactive  session  with  Youth Correspondents, Dare said “Part of the ways we have also responded on youth development is pursuing our guiding document, which is the National Youth Policy with a five-year plan and commitment to providing employment and opportunities for our youths, particularly political participation.
“The issue of youth development stands on three legs: education, employment and entrepreneurship.
“Education is now beyond tertiary certificates. In today’s economy, vocational/technical education is crucial to the other two, generating employment and turning our youths into entrepreneurs. And that is our focus as a ministry in conjunction with other agencies on vocational and technical training,”
He reeled out some of the youth programmes undertaken by the Digital Skills, Employability, Entrepreneurship and Leadership (DEEL) initiative to include 75,000 youths trained this year via an online platform in partnership with IBM, another round of training in partnership with AFDB called coding for employment across 15 centres in the country, and a training in conjunction with Microsoft and Google to train young business owners on management skills, among others.
Dare assured  that “Most of the initiatives will  impact positively  on the youth with long term effect on their wellbeing and  development. We have identified  key developmental  elements  that if properly  harnessed  will change the trajectory. “

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