Chris Ngige, the Nigerian minister of labour and employment, has told Nigeria’s Job seekers to be creative so as to be self employed rather than depending on federal government for their white collar jobs.
In a news update from Vanguard, Charles Akpan the spokesman of the ministry at the townhall meeting on popularisation of blue/green collar jobs among graduates of tertiary institutions, on Monday February 10 2020,
Represented by Martina Nwordu, director of special duties and projects department in the ministry, Ngige advised the youth to look beyond government jobs.
He stated that the famous youth in the world does not made it from government jobs but through creative entrepreneurship.
“The minister urged Nigerian youths to invest their talent in other job sectors, as the richest youth of the world, aged between 21 and 31 years, are not employees of government but smart entrepreneurs who distinguished themselves in creative skills in various areas,” in a statement by Akpan.
“The minister disclosed that the purpose of the meeting, which held concurrently in four other geo-political zones of the federation, was to sensitise representatives of key stakeholders in graduate employment on the benefits of blue/green-collar jobs as an alternative response to the challenges of graduate unemployment.”
Stakeholders have been called upon to partner with the federal government on the programme so as to contribute in achieving the president’s pledge to lift millions of Nigerians out of poverty.