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FG Admonishes Youth on Skills Acquisition



The Federal Government has admonished the Youths on the importance of
Skills acquisition as a means of addressing the challenges of unemployment and underemployment in the society to achieve better socio-economic conditions for today’s youth.

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Olusade Adesola stated this while receiving an assemblage  of Youths from different segments of the F.C.T society,
including NYSC members at the Unity Fountain Square in Abuja today;
from the  Road Show procession in commemoration of the 2019 World
Youth Skills Day, scheduled by the United Nations for July 15 of every

In the course of extolling the virtues of Skills acquisition, Mr Adesola poignantly counseled the Youths to acquire Skills, adding, it
has capacity to improve their socio-economic status in every
ramifications, in addition to academic pursuit. While pursuing this
noble path of emancipation, Mr. Adesola affirmed that the Youths must
be courageous, bold and focused in their choices of making themselves
marketable, employable and socially responsible.

The Federal Government on his part, the Permanent Secretary enthused,
is adopting a multi-sectoral approach to tackle and reduce
unemployment in the country, amongst which is the tool of Sports for
Skills training and capacity building: he said “ Sports elevates
minions to portentious. Aftermath of 19th NSF achieved upward of 80
millionaires from Prize money and property owners For instance, the
2018 National Sports Festival had a total of 7,227 athletes and 1,168
officilas in attendance.. .‘’’

 In the area of Youth programmes, the Ministry, according to Mr.
Adesola, provided capacity building in various Skill areas,
entrepreneurship and empowerment to over 1,200 Youths. Furthermore, he
averred that the Ministry promoted specialization by establishing
tailoring and apparel production hub at the National Youth Centre,
Ode-Omu in Osun State, adding, the maiden training at this facility up
scaled the skills of 85 Nigerian Youths many of whom are now gainfully

Representatives from Partnering Organisations joined the Federal
Ministry of Youth and Sports Development to participate in the Road
show procession of today through the major streets of the Federal
Capital territory, Abuja, to generate public awareness about the
importance of skills acquisition. These include the Sustainable
Development Goals (SDG), International Labour Organisation (ILO),
World Skills Day, Green Soil, NYSC FCT, FCT Youth Centre and WAI
brigade; who also  spoke extempore to reaffirm the significance/importance of  Skills acquisition for socio-economic
emancipation of youths in the society.

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