The Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment in Nigeria says it will collaborate with Zinox Group an indigenous Information and Communication Technology ICT, giant to create job opportunities for the unemployed youths.
This was made known in Abuja when the Zinox Group Management team led by its Executive Officer, Dr. Leo Stan Ekeh who paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige in his office.
The Minister said that “one of the major challenges facing the nation is unemployment which the Government of President Muhammadu Buhari is leaving no stone unturned to making sure that this social canker worm is addressed holistically”.
Dr. Ngige reiterated the determination of the Government to tackle the scourge of unemployment head-on, adding that the skill acquisition centres spread across the country would be resuscitated for the use of unemployed Nigerian youths to acquire relevant skills.
He gave the assurance that his Ministry’s doors are widely opened to collaborate with any organisation willing to assist in creating jobs, stressing that partnering with Zinox will in no small measure create jobs for the teeming unemployed youths in the country.
“The Ministry will roll out its programme on employment generation once the 2016 Budget is passed,by the end of the first quarter, we will hit the ground running’’.
The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Zinox, Dr.Leo Stan Ekeh said that the purpose of their visit was to congratulate the Ministers on their appointments as well as to seek for collaboration with the Labour Ministry to complement the efforts of the Federal Government at job creation.
He said that his decision to seek collaboration with the Ministry was borne out of the need to reduce to the barest minimum the unprecedented rate of unemployment in Nigeria stressing that Zinox Group is willing to partner with the Ministry of Labour and Employment to create jobs in the 774 Local Government Councils in Nigeria.
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