BY CALEB AYANSINA
ABUJA – The Federal Government has opened talks with the World Bank, African Development Bank and U.K’s Department for International Development, DFID, to curb youth unemployment.
Minister of Youth Development, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, who disclosed this yesterday, said government was desirous of how to make youths in the country, especially graduates gainfully employed.
According to him, experts from the three institutions will assist the Federal Government work out a strategy to achieve this.
The Minister noted that no country would make progress when a greater percentage of its population was unemployed.
He said government was committed to seeing that graduates were gainfully engaged in the country, so they could contribute to national development.
Leader of the delegation, Prof. Folusho Ogunmadewa, said youth unemployment would form the plank of their partnership with the federal government.
He, however, noted that the partnership strategy they had with the government was yet to be cobcretised.