Unemployment: Sports Ministry To Empower Youths In Tailoring Skills Nationwide

Sunday Dare, Minister of Youth & Sports Development

The  Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare, has  underscored the importance of training and retraining in the  personal development of individuals.
According to a  statement signed by the Minister Media office  and made available to journalists said “The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has concluded arrangements to organize the  2021 National Youth Empowerment  capacity  building Programme on sustainable livelihood skills acquisition  in ‘Tailoring and Fashion design’ for selected youth in the 36 states of the Federation  and the FCT. 

The objective of the programme  is to address  youth unemployment by training them in relevant  skills to  meet market demand  in  the fashion industry for socio-economic development. 

According  to the Director Enterprise Development and Promotion in  the Ministry; Mr. Momoh I. Olugbenga  ,”The  essence of the programme is  to take the youth  away  from the streets and reduce unemployment, with the  empowerment of young Nigerians,  crime rate in the country  will be dramatically reduced.”

The empowerment programme is designed for young  male and female between the age bracket  of 15-29 as defined by the National Youth Policy. 

The programme include;Developing and scaling up their capacity in tailoring and fashion design ; establish  a sustainable livelihood in tailoring and fashion business,   Create jobs and become employers of labour. 

The programme is scheduled to take place from  7th February to 21st February 2021 at the National Youth Development Centre, Shere Hills, Jos, Plateau state for participants from  the Northern states , while  National Youth Development Centre, Owode-Egba, Ogun state  would host  participants from the  South West states. 

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