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June 21, 2024

FG signs MoU with OSSAP to achieve LEEP’s annual 2.5m jobs target 

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By Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Abuja 

The Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Technical, Vocational, and Entrepreneurship Education, OSSAP-TVEE, to boost the 2.5 million job target by the ministry’s Labour and Employment Empowerment Programme (LEEP) initiative.   

Speaking during the event in Abuja, Friday, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, stated that the partnership is aimed at enhancing employment opportunities and skill development in Nigeria, particularly among the youths and women. 

She disclosed that the strategic alliance between the Ministry and OSSAP-TVEE would focus on vocational, technical, and entrepreneurial skills critical for economic development and growth.

The minister noted that the partnership would work to achieve the President’s 8-point agenda on job creation and drive innovation, productivity, and competitiveness in the global market.

Onyejeocha said: “The Ministry is dedicated to providing the necessary assets and infrastructure to support the training and certification of participants in this programme. 

“We recognize the importance of a skilled workforce in driving innovation, productivity, and competitiveness in the global market. With the support and expertise of the Office of the Senior Special Assistant, we are confident in our ability to achieve these ambitious goals.” 

The Minister expressed appreciation to Ms. Abiola Arogundade, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Technical, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Education, and her team for their collaboration and reaffirmed the Ministry’s dedication to the success of LEEP. 

She described the partnership as a significant milestone in the journey towards enhancing employment opportunities and skill development in Nigeria.

According to her, the partnership is also expected to yield remarkable results and set a new benchmark for public sector collaboration.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Technical, Vocational, and Entrepreneurship Education (OSSAP-TVEE), Abiola Arogundale, stated that the collaboration had the potential of boosting the peecentage of highly skilled persons in Nigeria.

 She added that the collaboration would aid the ministry in achieving its mandate of creating opportunities for jobs and generating employment.