Nigeria: Government Targets 3.5 Million Jobs in 3 Years

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo said that the federal government had set a target of offering 3.5 million jobs for Nigerian youths within the next three years.

This is as the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai said it might be a significant disaster for the nation if the federal and state governments cannot inform and empower the youth of this nation.

Osinbajo at the official launch of Youth Entrepreneurship Support (YES) program, an initiative of the Bank of Industry (BoI) in Abuja, said the federal government solemnly promotes the brainchild of the bank, adding that it was in tandem with the President Buhari- led administration's target to provide youths with 3.5 million tasks within 3 years.

"This administration has a target to supply 3.5 million tasks within 3 years and we are taking records to attain that target.".

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Nigeria: I Did Odd Jobs to Fund Studies, States Unilag's Best Graduating Student

Lagos Twenty-nine-year-old Ayodele Daniel Dada emerged Best Graduating Student of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) at the 2014/2015 scholastic session`s convocation just recently, with a record-setting 5:00 CGPA. A native of Ekiti State, Ayodele is the first student in the history of the 54-year-old institution to achieve such an accomplishment. He admitted to not being an indoor individual even if he did not let interacting socially make him lose focus. Interestingly, he was also granted the University of Lagos Alumni Association prize and received N500,000 naira cheque, instead of the typical N100,000 others had received in the past. He told his yard to grace story to Daily Trust. Find more info on nigerian job vacancies

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Nigeria requires 40 to 50 million tasks by 2030 World Bank

With the nation`s population presently at over 170 million and a high population growth rate, Nigeria has to produce 40 to 50 million additional tasks between 2010 and 2030, a new World Bank report states.

To reduce poverty and promote more inclusive growth in the economy, the reports, said the brand-new jobs need to be more efficient and offer higher incomes than the country s present jobs.

The report titled more, and More Productive, Jobs for Nigeria provides an in-depth overview of tasks, employees, and employment possibility, while Understanding and Driving Private Sector growth in Nigeria research studies restraints and motorists of firm-level growth and implications for work.


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The solid, comprehensive diagnostics in these reports are important inputs to developing education and jobs strategies for Nigeria. The World Bank Country director stated.

The reports showed a geographical divide between areas, with northern Nigeria having low levels of education access and high youth underemployment than the South.

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