Japan Offers $800,000 For Job Creation In NorthEast

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The Japanese Government is to partner UNIDO, FG to promote Youth entrepreneurship development in the Northeast.

The UNIDO regional director, Mr. Jean Bakole made this known in Abuja at a workshop on promoting social stabilization through entrepreneurship development for youths in North Eastern Nigeria.

He said the approach would enable youths to acquire skills and create jobs opportunities for themselves and others.

Mr. Bakole noted that entrepreneurship was an important tool in tackling global youth unemployment challenges.

Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria Mr. Yukata Kikuta said the 800,000 dollars support was to address one of the root causes of extremism in the region, lack of investment, jobs and development.

The project is leveraging on the pilot phase of the 34 revised trades and entrepreneurship subjects curricula for senior secondary schools.

UNIDO says one of the effective approaches to curbing the negative effects of youth unemployment is the creation of opportunities for their entrepreneurial development.

The project is a Japanese government-funded project of the NERDC and UNIDO to complement the humanitarian assistance to north eastern Nigeria ravaged by the insurgency.

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