It is no longer news that the federal government in its efforts to reduce unemployment and poverty in Nigeria initiated a plan to create 100 million jobs in 10 years for the youths of Nigeria. We have seen some of these job creation plans being implemented for the youths, and this job creation plan has also raised the hope of the ordinary unemployed of getting a job. The N-Power programme is one of the ways FG is trying to create jobs. Open here to see the latest figure to be empowered.
On the other hand, thousands of youths graduate into the street every year seeking a job. This brings about competition resulting in many graduates struggling for few opportunities.
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The question is would you as a youth or individual wait for 10 years in other to benefit from this job plan? If your answer is NO then this post is for you. Keep reading.
The only way to avoid a situation of waiting for 10 years is to take control of your life. You must strive to get things done by yourself and not depending on the government or anyone. Learn a trade, be it digital skill to work remotely or learn Agriculture business. And then you also keep trying the government options.
The Government 100 Million job creation plan is already targeted toward these sectors so it all depends on whether you want to wait for the government's own support or learn it yourself. Remember there are many waiting for the national cake and it might take time to reach those who might benefit.
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There are lots of free online platforms that you can visit to acquire skills for free. Even the government in its effort to create jobs has been partnering with other organizations to help empower the youths through digital skill training. One such training is the NITDA Academy Free Learning Never Stop Programme. Open here to access the portal.
You may also be aware of the latest Federal government partnership with Microsoft and other tech firms to equip Nigerian youth with digital training. Open here to read if you have not seen it yet.