The co-founder of Nuella Foundation, Seyi Tinubu, has expressed commitment to creating 10,000 jobs for young Nigerians in commemoration of the 2023 International Youth Day.
Speaking on this year’s edition which is themed, “Green Skills for Youth: Towards a Sustainable World”, Tinubu said his commitment holds the promise of transforming not just individual lives, but entire communities and industries, aligning perfectly with the theme’s call for innovation and positive impact.
In a statement by the foundation on Saturday, Tinubu announced plans to create the jobs in the next few months.
He said, “In the next few months, we would create these jobs by upskilling Nigerians with tools, resources, and opportunities that empower them to carve their own path towards success in different sectors and industries. We would also back this up by setting up exchange programs and summits within and outside Africa. We also plan to encourage those who have begun thriving businesses with resources to do more and employ more people.”
He added that the foundation will fill vacancies in organisations and institutions with young Nigerians who are willing and able to work.
“We would use www.100jobs.ng as the portal to collate the CVs. I want to use this opportunity to thank organisations like GIG Logistics, Medplus, and SME100Africa who are already working with us to create job opportunities and call on others to partner with us to create more jobs,” he added.
Tinubu added that demographic potential holds the key to unlocking unparalleled economic growth and innovation even though currently Nigeria’s youth face daunting challenges.
“As we celebrate this remarkable day, let us be reminded of the countless stories that will soon unfold. Stories of young minds breaking free from the shackles of unemployment, stories of resilience, determination, and a relentless pursuit of excellence.
“Each of these jobs will be a stepping stone, a bridge that connects aspiration to achievement. Nigeria is blessed with a youthful population, with over 65% under the age of 30, making it one of the youngest nations globally.
“This demographic potential holds the key to unlocking unparalleled economic growth and innovation even though currently Nigeria’s youth face daunting challenges which is why we have set up short-term initiatives like food banks across Nigeria to curb the hunger challenge and medical outreaches like this to curb some of the medical challenges.”
Source : Punch