The Federal Government is to set up a creative value chain entrepreneurship, in selected Ministries and Departments, to tackle unemployment in the country.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, who made this known in Abuja at the 5th National Council On Employment, said that a lot of jobs could be generated across the value chain, from the raw material stage, through to the finished product and finally to the consumer.
Represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Yerima Tarfa, Ngige said that, the Ministries of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mines and Steel Development, the Tourism Development Corporation and the Nigeria Institute for Social and Economic Research, are key areas of focus for the initiative.
While seeking a clearer picture of the job creation drive of the federal government, the Representatives of the organised labour in Nigeria and the Employers Association, urged States to be ready to key into the innovation to reduce joblessness.
The National Council on Employment, is made up of government ministries, organised private sector, the employers’ association and the organised Labour.
Edited: Tunde Orebiyi