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FG plans to equip youths for 21st century challenges

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Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, says Federal Government is


determined to equip youths for 21st century challenges as the nation plans to create more job opportunities for them.

The minister’s position was made known in a statement signed by Obiechina Ngozi, the ministry’s Information Officer.

Ngozi stated that the minister made the disclosure when he received delegation of Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN), a Non


Governmental Organisation on courtesy visit.

He quoted the minister as saying “Nigerian youths are not problematic, but an asset to the nation, as the nation plans to scale


them up and create opportunities for them. Our youths are not yet equipped for the 21st century jobs.

“The Federal Government, through the ministry, is resolutely committed to equip them for the 21st century challenges.

“It is a world of digital technology and the minds of our youths can take all better than the older generation.

“From our research, we found out that the best place to meet our youths is online. So, we came up with Nigeria Online


Youth Assembly (NOYA), which is an aggregator website, a one stop shop to connect our youths, to be launched soon.”

Dare said that the ministry has other innovative initiative ideas in the pipeline such as Digital Youth Nigeria.

He added that others were; Work Experience Programme (WEP), where youths would be on three to six months internship


with about 50 corporate firms to gain experience that would make them employable.

He noted that another initiative of the ministry — Digital Literacy, Entrepreneurship, Employment and Leadership (DEEL)


skill would expose youths to many business ventures.

He agreed to partner with the NGO to educate youths to develop their potential.

JAN’s Director, Mr Olaniyi Yusuf, said that the NGO is an international NGO founded in U.S. over a 100 years ago


and operates in more than 20 countries, including Nigeria.

He said that the main purpose of the NGO is to help develop youths within the age bracket of 5-25 years in


financial interest, work readiness and entrepreneurship.

Yusuf was accompanied by Mr Rufai Ladipo and Simisola Nwogugu, who actually started Junior Achievement in Nigeria.


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Edited by Remi Koleoso/Hadiza Mohammed-Aliyu

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United States department store chain J.C. Penney announces to close 154 stores

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A Palestinian protester holds national flags during clashes with Israeli soldiers following a protest against the Israeli annexation plans, near the West Bank city of Nablus, June 5, 2020. (Photo by Ayman Nobani/Xinhua)

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Mexico unable to support OPEC with further oil production adjustment: president

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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday that the country is unable to further decrease its crude oil production after having made the adjustments the country agreed to in April with other members of OPEC+.

“We cannot further adjust our production. We have already closed oil wells to fulfill the commitment we made,” the president said at a press conference.

OPEC members have already been informed of our position. We are complying with reducing oil production by 100,000 barrels. We have already complied,” Lopez Obrador said at an event held in Villahermosa, Tabasco, where he is currently on an official tour.

The Mexican president said that Secretary of Energy Rocio Nahle will participate remotely over the coming weekend in an OPEC+ meeting where members will discuss the possible extension of cuts to oil production in an attempt to stabilize fuel prices.

OPEC+ , the organization of petroleum exporting countries and other major oil-exporting nations, agreed in April to cut oil production by about 10 million barrels per day in May and June in order to strengthen oil prices, which have fallen dramatically due to the novel coronavirus pandemic and excess production.

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People collect recyclable items at a garbage dump site in Agartala, Tripura, India, on June 5, 2020. World Environment Day, a United Nations (UN) campaign to raise awareness about the protection of the environment, is celebrated every year on June 5. (Str/Xinhua)

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A woman wearing a face shield walks on a road in Jakarta, Indonesia, on June 5, 2020. Indonesian capital Jakarta‘s administration began easing the novel coronavirus-related restrictions in weeks ahead as the country is preparing for a new normal scenario. (Photo by Edy Susanto/Xinhua

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People participate in anti-racism protest in Toronto, Canada

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People across world protest over death of George Floyd

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People take part in a protest over the death of George Floyd in Frankfurt, Germany, June 5, 2020. (Xinhua/Lu Yang)

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