FG Signed MOU With Konga To Empower 500k Youths On ICT

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FG Signed MOU With Konga To Empower Youths On ICT - In its avowed determination to continue to harness youth potentials for improved socio-economic growth and development in the country, the Federal Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with KONGA, a leading e-commerce platform, to empower the Nigerian youth through the exploration of Information Communication Technology (ICT) with a view to building their capacity towards self-reliance.

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The Honorable Minister Sunday Dare at the signing ceremony in his office at the Moshood Abiola Stadium, Abuja, reiterated that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Administration is fully determined to lifting the lives of teeming Nigerian youth through various initiatives such as e-commerce as well as small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs). In which about 500,000 youth is to benefit from this.

According to him, "no Nation solves unemployment without leading on entrepreneurship; this MoU will open another window our youth can explore for more sustainability”.

The Minister explained that “the agreement will strengthen and support Federal Government's deliberate policies of engaging the youth through various initiatives towards providing solution to the burden of youth unemployment and placing them in the path of entrepreneurship.”

In his remarks, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Nebeolisa Anako, thanked KONGA for synergising and identifying with the Ministry. He assured that the Ministry will continue to provide an enabling environment for the full implementation of the various policies and programmes of government in line with the policy thrust of the present Administration.

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Also speaking, President of the KONGA Group, Mr. Leo Stan Eke, said the MOU is expected to change the narrative by providing the youth with a platform to take a bold step for self-development. He assured that a minimum of 500, 000 youth will benefit from the programme.

Mr Eke concluded by saying “They will be trained in Digital Technology, with the long term aim of wealth creation through E-Commerce system “.

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