Thursday, July 28, 2011

Nigeria, at UN, unfolds plans for youths

28 July 2011

 .Agency urges action on unemployment

TO promote youth development in the country, the Federal Government is considering creating youth desks in all federal ministries and establish a fund to help them beat stringent loan conditions in regular banks.

Minister of Youth Development, Bolaji Abdullahi, disclosed this at the just concluded High Level Youth Summit of the United Nations (UN).

Abdullahi spoke as a UN agency (UN-HABITAT) called on Nigeria and other African countries to give priority to youth employment.

The minister, who was represented at the UN summit by Mrs. Ajulu Joy Ifeoma, said, “at the moment, the Federal Government is exploring the possibilities of establishing youth desks in all ministries, departments and agencies, to facilitate the mainstreaming of youth issues into the national development agenda.”

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