FG To Create 1 Million Jobs For Nigerian Youths




The federal government, according to the Vice President, is ready to create one million employment in the digital sector.


Sen. Shettima made this remark on Monday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja when he hosted a team from the Republic of Korea led by H.E. Jang Sungmin, Special Envoy to the President.


He reaffirmed Nigeria's dedication to strengthening ties with the Republic of Korea, particularly in promoting trade, technology transfer, and upholding world peace.


Sen. Shettima declared, "We are willing to partner with you in the area of technology because by 2030, there will be a 65% global talent deficit with the US, Russia and Brazil suffering 6 million talent deficits. I believe Nigeria is in a unique position to fill in those talent deficits because ours is a young nation.


“75% of Nigerians are below the age of 35, so we are soliciting for your partnership and support in digital skills training for our young people. We want to create 1 million jobs in the digital world. India earned $120B last year from global outsourcing and we are in a unique position to take advantage of the opportunities in the sector. We need the skills set, we need the technology to drive the process and yours is a technology that we can embrace.”


The vice president, through Olusola Abiola, Director Information, Office of the Vice President, assured the Korean government of the Tinubu administration's commitment to work with Korea to strengthen relations with both countries, particularly in balancing the two countries' trade deficits.


He promised the Korean delegation that President Tinubu will honour his Korean counterpart's invitation to the Africa-Korea summit in 2024.


He added, “Be rest assured that Nigeria truly appreciates the Republic of Korea’s support to Nigeria in multilateral institutions, in the UN General Assembly, in our quest for a seat in the Security Council and in several UN bodies.”


Earlier in his remarks, Mr. Jang Sungmin, Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Korea (H.E. Yoon Suk Yeol), congratulated Nigeria on the successful inauguration of the new government and extended a special invitation from President Yoon to his Nigerian counterpart, Bola Tinubu, to attend the upcoming Africa-Korea Summit in South Korea.



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