ILO Promises 2 Million Digital Jobs

ILO Promises 2 Million Digital Jobs

The International Labour Organisation has pledged to support the Nigerian government in its plan to deliver over two million digital jobs to reduce the nation’s unemployment rate.

The ILO Country Director for Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, Vanessa Phala made the pledge on Friday during the commemoration of this year’s World Youth Skill Day in Abuja.

Speaking on the theme, ‘Empowering Youth for a Sustainable Future: Building Skills for Tomorrow ‘, Phala noted that  digital economy has become an integral part of Nigerians daily lives, thereby shaping the industrial sector and creating more opportunities.

The Country’s Director stressed that Nigeria has a youthful population, hence the need for them to be equipped with the right skills to strive in the digital world.

She noted that: “Today, we gather to celebrate the remarkable potential of our young people and to emphasize the critical role of skills development in preparing them for challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

“We realise that the future is now and the skills are needed now. We know that Nigeria has a youthful population with vibrant energy that stand for a principle of transformative journey.

“However, to unlock the potential of Nigerian youths, we must invest in them, equip them with the right skills and create an enabling environment that would enrich their talents.”

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