According tom the National Bureau of Statistics, more than 54% of Nigerian youths are unemployed. Also, the Department for International Development (DFID) estimates that nearly 6 million young Nigerians enter into the labour market each year and only about 10% are able to secure a job in the formal sector. The neglect of these young citizens has life-long consequences on both the deprived individual and the society, and also portends a threat to inclusive growth and development of the Nigerian economy.
This Forum is to develop strategies and initiatives that would empower, and improve the situation of the Nigerian youth. The Forum will also focus on defining measures to harmonize on-going youth initiatives in Nigeria and enhance their multiplier-effect on the society by promoting partnerships and collaboration among all stakeholders. Lastly, the Forum seeks to develop youth-oriented policy documents where necessary and advocate for their implementation.
Date: Thursday, June 26th, 2014.
Venue: Summit House, Ikoyi Lagos
Time: 10am prompt.
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