Sunday Dare, Minister of Youth and Sports, announced this at the opening of the Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) Youth Summit.
Speaking on the “Strategic Roadmap for Post-COVID-19 Youth Development,” Dare said the program is part of the DEEL ministry’s initiative – Acquiring Digital Skills, Entrepreneurship, Employment and Leadership – launched in November 2019.
Dare said the program, which will run over the next 12 months, has been included in the federal government’s economic resilience plan.
“The Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP) takes note of the DEEL initiative, and I am pleased to announce that we have received approval to fund a 12-month program under this initiative that will involve 500,000 of our qualified young people. various digital skills, ”he said.
At the virtual summit, the minister also established the Nigerian Youth Business League, represented by NBC and endorsed by several corporate bodies.
The Nigeria Business League for Youth is a private sector initiative to address the challenges that keep the nation’s youth from succeeding in their chosen career paths.
The CEOs (CEOs) of the various companies that have endorsed this initiative include Mathieu Seguin of Nigerian Bottling Company Ltd; Jordi Borrut Bel from Nigerian breweries; Oeyimika Adeboye of Cadbury Nigeria Plc; Dipo Faulkner of IBM and Dunlady Verhijer of VEROD Capital Management.
In his speech, Dare expressed optimism that the recently launched initiative will provide Nigerian youth with the information they need and enable the environment to thrive in the post-COVID-19 era.
Source: – Cable