The federal government has challenged the youth to use their creative energies to learn new skills, become entrepreneurs and create new jobs.
Ms Oge Funlola Modie, the senior special assistant (strategic communications) to President Muhammadu Buhari, gave the charge during the Barr. Sam Otoboeze Foundation (BSOF) training workshop for young people in Abuja.
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She also said the youth needed to be supported to achieve their dreams.
“Our youths are no longer our future, they are our today and our tomorrow,” she said.
She said the training was an opportunity to learn, be an entrepreneur and create new jobs.
Otoboeze, who is the founder of the foundation, said the energy of the over 55 million unemployed Nigerian youths must be creatively harnessed to drive down insecurity in Nigeria.
The programme, with the theme, “Poverty alleviation to curb insecurity in Nigeria,” was held in partnership with Ochima Foundation.