Dissecting Dikwa’s capacity to transform Nigeria’s economy

December 8, 2022 Blueprint 0

In 2003, I ran into a young ebullient graduate of a notable federal university in one of the South-east states. Yes, through divine providence, I came across a brilliant chap in Umuahia, the Abia state capital. I found out in the course of my discussion with him that he graduated with second class upper division in laboratory science. But that Read More

Tackling the high rate of unemploymentHide quoted text

November 29, 2022 Blueprint 0

It is a fact that Nigeria is among the countries with the highest level of unemployment in Africa, where youths are roaming the streets looking for jobs. According to recent statistics, there are 25 million unemployed graduates in the country. This has, however, shown that there is a need for graduates to invest in entrepreneurship because the government cannot provide Read More

PPP ’ll create decent jobs for unemployed Nigerians, minister tasks agencies

November 25, 2022 Adeola Akinbobola Abuja 0

The Minister of State, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Amb. Mariam Yalwaji Katagum has urged government agencies to enter Public Private Partnership (PPP), in order to create decent jobs for unemployed Nigerians. According to the minister, PPP’s would also resolve the protracted challenges associated with unemployment and reduce poverty while also providing a foundation for more robust and inclusive Read More

Tackling high rate of unemployment

November 16, 2022 Blueprint 0

It is a fact that Nigeria is among the countries with the highest level of unemployment in Africa, where youths are roaming the streets looking for jobs. According to recent statistics, there are 25 million unemployed graduates in the country. This has, however, shown that there is a need for graduates to invest in entrepreneurship because the government cannot provide Read More

Complementing government efforts through jobs’ creation

October 6, 2022 Blueprint 0

CHUKS NWEZE in this report writes on how a group is assisting to provide skills for some persons in order to reduce unemployment. Unemployment is believed to be one of the remote causes of crimes in the society involving youths because those youths that should be engaged in one activity or the other are left without any tangible job; hence, Read More

NGO trains 400 youths on ICT skills in Ibadan

September 6, 2022 Akande Tunde’s Movement 0

A Non-Governmental Organisation, Akande Tunde’s Movement (ATM) has trained about 400 youths in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Ibadan, Oyo state capital. Speaking during the presentation of certificates to beneficiaries recently, the founder of the Akande Tunde’s Movement, Dr Kazeem Akande, explained that the two months of computer training was organised as a part of his contribution to the Read More

UniCal VC harps on talent discovery to reduce unemployment

August 12, 2022 Joseph Obung 0

The vice-chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof. Florence Obi, has said unemployment rate in the country could be reduced if government at all levels and corporate organisations could see talents discovery as a priority area of focus. Prof. Obi said this in Calabar, Friday, during the 2022 International Youth Day Celebration, organised by the University of Calabar with support Read More

FG flags off training for unskilled persons

July 19, 2022 Moses John 0

The federal government has flagged off the training programme for unskilled persons aimed at equipping them with employable skills that would boost their socio-economic wellbeing. Minister of Labour and Employment Dr Chris Ngige said this while inaugurating the programme in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital (North-Central zone). He said the training was for creating safety-net jobs for unskilled persons in Read More

Exploring institutional apprenticeship, training to develop workforce for future purpose

July 19, 2022 Blueprint 0

The spate of unemployment and poverty in Nigeria has moved the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) to institutionalize apprenticeship and traineeship in resolving these challenges bearing in mind how well it worked for other countries. ADEOLA TUKURU reports. The National Bureau of Statistics’ (NBS) report on Labour Force Statistics, Unemployment and Underemployment of Q4 2020, said the number of unemployed persons Read More

Lack of requisite skills halts employment opportunities in several sectors – ITF boss

July 15, 2022 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has revealed that rather than the absence of jobs, vacancies still exist in several sectors of the national economy that either could not be filled by Nigerians because of the lack of requisite skills or were being filled by foreigners. The director-general/chief executive of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Sir Joseph Ari, stated this Thursday Read More

How lack of skills hinder employment opportunities in Nigeria – ITF

July 15, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has revealed that rather than the absence of jobs, vacancies still exist in several sectors of the national economy that either could not be filled by Nigerians because of the lack of requisite skills or were being filled by foreigners. The Director General/ Chief Executive of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Sir Joseph Ari, who Read More

How NDE is tackling unemployment in Nigeria

June 1, 2022 Blueprint 0

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) recently took journalists around some of her skills and vocational centres across the country, MOSES JOHN was on the entourage and he reports. In a bid to curb the menace of unemployment in Nigeria, the Babangida administration in 1986 established the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) and its programmes were launched nationwide on 30 Read More

Unemployment: NDE engages 330 youths in 11 states

May 24, 2022 Moses John 0

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has engaged about 330 youth in a new job creation training scheme in 11 States of the federation. The states, according to a statement by NDE’s Deputy Director Information and Public Relations Edmund Onwuliri are Adamawa, Benue, Borno, Ebonyi, Jigawa, Lagos, Kwara, Osun and Yobe. Onwuliri further revealed that the job creation programme is Read More

Unemployment fueling illegal refineries in Niger Delta – CSO

April 26, 2022 Blueprint 0

Unemployment, poverty have been identified as promoting illegal refining attractive in Niger Delta. The region at the weekend witnessed one of the worst oil and gas disasters when scores were killed at an illegal refining outfit. Charred bodies were left scattered among burnt palms, cars and vans on Sunday after a weekend explosion that killed more than 100 people at Read More

Unemployment major problem as GDP grows at 3.4%

April 21, 2022 Blessing Anaro 0

Bismarck Rewane, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Financial Derivatives Company (FDC) Limited has said unemployment has become a major problem with Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growing at 3.4 per cent, while labour productivity is growing at merely 1.7 per cent. “Unemployment has become a hydra headed problem. Almost every presidential candidate, at last count 95 of them, have unemployment among Read More

Let sanity, security be restored going forward

April 21, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Clearly, but avoidably, we are not living in Nigeria as we used to know it – a peaceful country inhabited by sane people. Today’s Nigeria is clearly inhabited by some insane people, both in government and out of it, and bedevilled by myriads of problems, chief among them is insecurity, poverty and high levels of unemployment and internal conflicts. Now, Read More

‘Greater investment in care could create almost 300 million jobs’

March 23, 2022 Blueprint 0

Persistent and significant gaps in care services and policies have left hundreds of millions of workers with family responsibilities without adequate protection and support, yet meeting these needs could create almost 300 million jobs, and create a continuum of care that would help to alleviate poverty, encourage gender equality, and support care for children and the elderly, says a new Read More

NDE restates commitment to reducing unemployment in Nigeria

March 9, 2022 Blueprint 0

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has reiterated its commitment to reducing the rate of unemployment and its consequences in Nigeria. Director-General NDE Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo made this known at the just concluded NDE’s Day at the Kano International Trade Fair. He assured of the agency’s unrelenting efforts to conquer the menace of unemployment through job creation. “NDE In the Read More

Gombe moves to end youth restiveness

February 20, 2022 Auwal Ahmad 0

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has reiterated his administration’s commitment to end youth restiveness in the state by providing adequate opportunities and necessary entrepreneurial skills. He also warned that the menace of using the youth in political thuggery and criminality for the selfish interest of politicians will not be condoned by his administration. The governor stated this Saturday Read More

Rising unemployment: Why tertiary education should be skills-based

February 11, 2022 Blueprint 0

After secondary school, many Nigerians seek tertiary education either in the university, polytechnic or college of education. With the ever-increasing unemployment rate it has become imperative for policy formulators to consider including skills acquisition in the nation’s school curriculums; PAUL OKAH writes. Nigerian graduates these days often regret ‘wasting’ their time in school after all since they often find it Read More

School fees hike will heighten insecurity, northern students warn

January 12, 2022 Paul Okah 0

The Coalition of Northern Groups Students’ Wing (CNG-SW) has lamented what it termed “arbitrary and indiscriminate hike in school fees in different parts of the north,”.They alleged that the federal and state governments have conspired to make education the exclusive preserve of the rich and wealthy in Nigeria. Addressing the media Wednesday in Abuja, National Coordinator Students’ Wing, Coalition of Read More

55m unemployed youth live in abject poverty – Senator Bassey

December 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

Available statistics indicates that no fewer than 55 million Nigerian youth are living in abject poverty, Senator representing Cross River South, Gershom Bassey, has said. Decrying the rate of unemployment in the country in a statement in Calabar, Wednesday, Bassey said, “Nigeria’s current economic growth patterns are not providing adequate employment and quality of life, especially for young persons who Read More

Ishaku has reduced unemployment rate by 90% in Taraba – Commissioner

November 26, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

Taraba state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Barr. Danjuma Adamu, on Friday disclosed that the administration of Governor Darius Ishaku from 2015 to date has reduced the high rate of unemployment from 30 per cent to 90 per cent. Adamu, who made the disclosure in Jalingo while briefing newsmen on the achievements of the governor, said his administration had not Read More

Taraba: Ishaku administration reduced unemployment- Commissioner

November 25, 2021 Andrew Ojih 0

Taraba state Commissioner for Information and Orientation Danjuma Adamu has said the administration of Governor Darius Ishaku has drastically reduced the high rate of unemployment in the state. He stated this in Jalingo Thursday while briefing newsmen on the achievements of the governor. He noted that the governor recently graciously granted approval for the employment of qualified applicants into the Read More