The Federal Government would design a new approach in tackling the the high rate of youth unemployment. This statement was made by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige.
He said that the new approach would help to move the economy forward for the benefit of the people.
While on a courtesy visit to the Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, Ngige said that the government would depart from old ways of tackling the perennial problem of youth unemployment.
Ngige who was in the state to commission an ICT skill acquisition centre completed by the National Directorate of Employment, NDE, at Ugwunagbo Local Government Area, explained that the directorate was committed to combating unemployment in addition to formulating policies on employment.
According to the minister, “Government cannot give employment to everybody, but we can teach people how to employ themselves. The NDE established the skills acquisition centers where people are trained on how to do things with their hands and earn a living for themselves,” Ngige said.