Fidelity bank card banner Camano banner
FG making efforts to eradicate unemployment in the country, says Amaechi

By Mayowa Okekale, Abuja on 30/01/2018

Views: 648

•Transportation Minister Amaechi
•Transportation Minister Amaechi

Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has said that the Federal Government is doing everything possible to reverse the unemployment rate in the country.

He spoke when a delegation from Dudley College of Technology, United Kingdom in partnership with the Empowerment Support Initiative (ESI), paid him a courtesy visit at his residence in Abuja on Monday.

“Let me first welcome you to Nigeria and say to you that the Government of Nigeria is doing everything possible to eradicate unemployment, we are creating jobs and engaging the youth at various levels of skills acquisition. We have improved on our railway transportation and you can imagine the number of youth that have been engaged in the project, same thing in other sectors. 

“When I was a governor, I insisted on free education, because I believe that is the key,” Amaechi said.

Leader of the delegation, Chidi Obilor, Nigeria Team Leader, Dudley College of Technology UK, explained the institution’s partnership with ESI, stating how the program will benefit participants.

He said: “We are sent as delegates of the Dudley Collage of Technology, United Kingdom, and her Excellency the founder of Empowerment Support Initiative, Dame Judith Amaechi presented a program where she wants to have skills acquisition exchange program with an establish recognise awarding Institution in the United Kingdom. Her main purpose is to train the next generation on professional crafts and provide the competent skill to be able to fit in the challenge of 24th century in construction engineering.

“Looking into her proposal she made emphasis and requested that she wants people from her region to be empowered. During the graduation ceremony we will find time to present all the details of her approach, especially her passion for the youth, women and less privileged.

“She presented the region where she is from that some of the youth are not able to carry out top finishing skill in the area of tailing, pop, bricklaying and  the normal traditional construction site jobs, and for that reason the youth has been short changed in many projects taking place in Nigeria especially projects with new and complex infrastructure.

“The population here are not conceited and are qualified to carry out most of the major projects and therefore she will want to train the youth and give them certification. According to her, most of them are very intelligent and hardworking they have the skill but don’t have certificate to prove their competency in their areas.

“She also expressed desire to include a UK occupation standard qualification that will give the youth access to direct employment within and outside the country, so they are not limited by their environment. She is going to make sure she put in all her effort and with the support that she’s getting she will be able to achieve it.

“This is a four week program and we will not be able to achieve basic qualification with the national vocational qualification that is attached to their standard workshop and we need quality Assurance assessment so that we can get an approved centre for the awarding of this certification here in Nigeria, so with this programme we are moving to the second phase where we are going to set up a centre of excellence for life skills development then we can have certification  as an approved centre to award the certificate. We are concentrating on level 2 and 3 for now.”

Commenting, a member of the delegation from Dudley College said: “This is my first time in Nigeria. I am here for ESI programme to teach electrical finishing skill to the students. I’m also here to impact some UK studies which I think will improve the way they do their job here in Nigeria.”

Source News Express

Posted 30/01/2018 9:23:08 PM





You may also like...
Civil society groups resume the picketing of Ikeja...

Police parades suspected Badoo kingpins in Lagos •Reveals...

Rivers INEC awaits sensitive materials for re-run elections...

Oil producing communities kick against relocation of Maritime...

Police confirm release of abducted Assistant Commissioner

Tinubu eulogises TY Danjuma at 80, says his...

Fidelity Bank promotes education, brings succour to Maiduguri...

GSM subscription in Nigeria hits 154 million

2 killed as LG Boss escapes assassination in...

Resident Doctors give condition to suspend strike

APGA ends PDP’s dominance in Abia House of...

President Jonathan leads physical fitness exercise in Abuja...


Latest News No going back on Ruga settlement project― Niger State Buhari orders immediate payment of N30,000 minimum wage to Federal workers Recruitment: Navy releases list of successful candidates Northern Elders Forum, CNG order Fulani herdsmen back to North Amnesty Programme profiles 308 beneficiaries for employment Olakunrin’s killing: Ethnic groups may resort to self-help ― Alaafin NYSC investigates fake graduates Election Tribunal: INEC, APC, Buhari tender video to counter allegation on server NIPOST workers suspend planned warning strike Nigerian situation extremely worrisome, on brink of disaster — Anyaoku Banditry in North-West may have international dimension —Yuguda Declare state of emergency on security, PDP tells FG


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (508,154 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (430,974 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (372,707 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (316,338 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (281,787 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (246,880 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (238,585 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (222,203 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (220,707 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (208,316 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (187,985 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (186,644 views)


NLNG Job Vacancy

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (96) Business & Economy (4,354) Business Verdict (76) Columnists (1,070) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (211) Entertainment (634) Features (778) Global Business Monitor (395) ICT Monitor (53) International (3,714) Interview (192) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (163) Maggie's Blog (338) News (48,697) Opinion (1,290) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,158) Religion (1,049) Sports (2,097) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update






APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera