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In a proactive effort to address the pressing issue of youth unemployment and empowerment in Nigeria, the Board of Directors of the Nigerian Indonesian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (NICCI) convened a crucial meeting with the Honourable Minister of Youth Development on Friday, 19th of January 2023. The objective of the meeting was to explore innovative strategies and collaborative opportunities aimed at creating job opportunities and empowering the youth across various sectors of the economy.

During the session, both parties engaged in insightful discussions regarding the vast potential for collaboration in key sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing, power generation, renewable energy, tourism, health, and oil and gas, among others. Recognizing the critical role of these sectors in driving economic growth and sustainable development, the Minister and NICCI’s Board of Directors deliberated on tailored initiatives to harness the latent opportunities therein.

Of paramount importance to the Minister was the emphasis on ensuring that Nigerian youth are not merely employed but also actively involved in equity stakeholding within the proposed partnerships. By granting youth ownership in these ventures, the Minister aimed to foster financial empowerment and long-term sustainability beyond job creation alone.

The meeting proved to be exceptionally fruitful, with both parties expressing optimism about the transformative impact of their proposed collaborations. The spirit of collaboration and shared vision for youth empowerment resonated throughout the session, setting the stage for immediate action and implementation of the discussed initiatives.

As Nigeria continues to grapple with the challenge of youth unemployment, partnerships between government agencies and private sector entities like NICCI are deemed essential in driving tangible change and fostering inclusive economic growth. Through concerted efforts and collaborative initiatives, stakeholders remain steadfast in their commitment to unlocking the full potential of Nigeria’s youth demographic, thereby paving the way for a brighter and more prosperous future for generations to come.

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