FMYSD Graduates 2,000 Youth in Diverse Digital Skills Training - In furtherance of the commitment of the Federal Government to bequeath lifelong skills to the youth to make them self-reliant, about 2,000 youth across the country Friday completed their 7-week digital skills training facilitated by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development (FMYSD).
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Giving the keynote address at the closing ceremony of the training programme tagged Economic Sustainability Plan (FMYSD-ESP) for youth, Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare stated that the programme is an expression of the priority focus of President Muhammadu Buhari on job creation and his resolve to lift 100m Nigerians out of poverty in 10years.
The FMYSD-ESP programme is another strategy of the Ministry to deliver on Digital Skills Acquisition, Employability, Entrepreneurship and Leadership (DEEL) initiative and it focuses on three major areas 0 the DEEL Initiative - Digital Skills, Employability Work Experience and the Green stimulus framework which emphasizes Entrepreneurship and Digital solutions in Agriculture and renewable energy.
Beneficiaries of the ESP selected through a competitive process across the 6 Geo-political zones went through training in digital skills such as graphics and animation, internet of things, robotics, software development, coding and business process outsourcing.
The Honourable Minister Sunday Dare emphasized that officials of the Ministry will monitor the progress of graduates periodically to provide guidance and ensure compliance, in line with the objective of the programme.
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Also speaking at the event, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Nebeolisa Anako while distributing starter packs and other empowerment tools to participants stated that the Ministry will continue to ensure full implementation of the programmes and projects of the Federal Government in line with the policy thrust of the present Administration.