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Minister of Sport, Dare seeks palliatives for unemployed Youths

By Samuel Ohwovoriole

The Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Mr. Sunday Dare on Monday advocated for the creation of unemployment benefits for Nigerian youths to help solve the age long issue of unemployment  benefits for the youth.

Speaking at the Ministerial Dialogue  on Socialising  the Nigerian  Social Register organised  by the Ministry  of Humanitarian  Affairs,  Disaster  Management  and  Social Development in Abuja on Tuesday, 
Mr. Dare, said, ” Let me thank the  Minister  of Humanitarian  Affairs,  Disaster Management  and  Social Development  for putting this together.

This event puts in the public domain  the efforts of President  Muhammadu Buhari  to address  the social register  to adress unemployment.  There is no country  without  the poor or those that suffer human distaster.

These  are mostly women, children, the vulnerable  and Youth. When you look at the greatest beneficiaries, they are  the Nigerian people poor and the vulnerable, but the greatest  beneficiaries are the youth” 

He also said that, ” This country  needs  employment  benefit for its unemployed  youth  because  of the huge youth population. We need to collaborate  to give our Youth some comfort. When you look at the demography, Nigeria has a huge population. The data of the youth is there for everyone  to come to terms with.What you have put together  will help us to plan and seek for partners.

This will put Nigeria  on the part of progress. Let us see how we can chart a part  way for our youth so that we can put together a compelling  justification to create a Youth data. We can  benchmark this with what obtains in UK, US and other parts of the world  that takes care of the aged and the youth  population.

“We need to match skills acquisition  with jobs that are available  in our society.  Public sectors like  the Ministry  of Labour, Communications, Smart Agriculture,  Digital Economy,  Youth and Sports Development  and other agencies of government are creating  opportunities. The part that we are charting under the leadership  of President  Muhammadu Buhari is one that lays a solid foundation in all strata of our society. As we build these linkages, we can increase  the number of our women and youth that can be lifted out of poverty,”he added.


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