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FG trains 200,000 youths on digital literacy, entrepreneurship — Minister



FG trains 200,000 youths on digital literacy, entrepreneurship — Minister

Sports and Youth Development Minister Sunday Dare says the ministry trained 200,000 young people in the Digital Literacy, Skills Acquisition, Entrepreneurship, Employability and Leadership program.

Dare made the revelation at the launch of a book titled: “It is Youth Time in Nigeria”, written by Ojoko, President of the 36 State Forum and FCT Presidents of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), held Thursday in Abuja.

The Nigerian News Agency reports that the event also featured the presentation of a minister award by NYCN, as the ‘Best Acting Minister in Nigeria.

On behalf of Ebitonye, ​​his special assistant in multimedia, Dare said the award was a call to greater service in the pursuit of excellence, adding that it was a call to work harder.

“I am more inspired now than ever to be fully committed to the Federal Government and the mandate of this ministry in crafting policies, initiatives, programs and projects that will uplift Nigerian youth.

“One of our cardinal and most important programs is DEEL, an acronym for Digital Literacy and Skills Acquisition, Entrepreneurship, Employability and Leadership.

“Within the framework of this initiative, we have worked a lot. about 200,000 young people have received one form or another of training.

“Our plan starting in 2022 is to improve this and get more young people to benefit from these activities,” he said.

Previously, the book critic and president of Peugeot Automobile Nigeria Ltd., Alhaji Ahmed Wadada, said that the book laid out the theory and practice of the roles, challenges and participation of young people in nation-building.

”So that current and future leaders can understand how to plan, design and evaluate youth programs that allow them to thrive.

“I found the book to be well thought out. Most people believe that our young people are not workers. I, however, do not think that is true.

“The way the author talks about the roles of youth in nation-building and the need to restructure Nigeria’s leadership machinery for greater youth participation in the book speaks highly of the youth group as that we all belong “.

Wadada exhorted young people to be faithful, committed, courageous and courageous in pursuing their dreams and aspirations to avoid being repressed or oppressed for wanting to do so.

Additionally, Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello urged young Nigerians to strive for elective office in the 2023 general elections.

Represented by the staff, Abdulkareem Asuku, Bello, urged young people to imbue themselves with the right attitude and change their mindset from dependence on the government and political patronage to self-reliance.

The author of the book, Ojoko, who explained that it focused on the role of youth in national development, advised the government to provide vocational training institutes to improve the capacity of youth in the country.

He asked President Muhammadu Buhari to name 12 young people, no older than 40 years; two from each geopolitical zone as senior special assistants and consider the youth constituency for ministerial appointments.

The Nigerian News Agency reports that the event was attended by all 36 federation states and FCT.

Source: NAN

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