22 November 2012

Nigeria: FG, UNDP Sign Pact On Youth Employment

The Federal Government says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for a junior professional officers' programme in order to tackle youth unemployment in the country.

Youths Minister Inuwa Abdulkadir said youths would be recruited to work in the UN for two years in order to acquaint them with the requirements of international civil service jobs.

He disclosed this yesterday in Abuja at the closing of the 5th National Council of Youth Development meeting in Abuja.

He the programme would be funded by the government and is slated to commence in January 2013.

In her welcome address, Minister of State for FCT, Olajumoke Akinjide, called on stakeholders to support the implementation of the policy.

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