By Tare Youdeowei
LAGOS—The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria, CIPM, is set to hold its 2016 Career & Entrepreneurship Fair, themed Owning Your Future, on Thursday April 7, in Lagos with aim of promoting entrepreneurship by providing a platform for potential entrepreneurs and job seekers to access information, opportunities and resources to start small businesses, become self employed and create jobs.
President and Chairman of Council, CIPM, Mr. Anthony Arabome who spoke to newsmen, enthused; “The level of unemployment poses a serious national security risk that requires the urgent attention of all stakeholders as it is generally recognized that a vibrant population that is not productively engaged might divert its energy towards criminal and other unsociable activities to the detriment of the society.
‘’Government alone cannot address the grinding unemployment situation in the country, we need all hands on deck and the involvement of every stakeholder in the Nigerian project, so that our f uture would not be jeopardized. We should all rise up to the lingering situation and proffer solutions within our available resources.”
Arabome further stated that this year’s fair would provide a veritable platform to assist the government and stakeholders in addressing this unending menace by making available a rare and rich opportunity for undergraduates, fresh graduates, youth corp members, the unemployed and potential entrepreneurs to access first hand information on job creation strategies.