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FG to generate 2 million digital jobs for Nigerian youths

The International Labour Organisation has expressed its commitment to supporting the current administration’s initiative to generate over two million digital jobs, aiming to combat unemployment in the nation.

Vanessa Phala, the ILO Country Director for Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, made this announcement during the World Youth Skills Day in Abuja on Friday. Focusing on the theme, ‘Empowering Youth for a Sustainable Future: Building Skills for Tomorrow,’ Phala emphasized the significance of the digital economy in shaping Nigeria’s industrial sector and fostering additional opportunities.

Highlighting the country’s youthful demographic, Phala underscored the importance of providing them with the necessary skills to thrive in the digital era.

She stated, “Today, we come together to celebrate the remarkable potential of our young people and underscore the crucial role of skills development in preparing them for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.”

Recognizing Nigeria’s energetic youth population, Phala stressed the need for strategic investments, skill development, and the creation of an enabling environment to unlock the full potential of Nigerian youths.

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