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Invest your talents in creating job, FG advice graduates


The Federal Government has advised unemployed graduates  to stop seeking government jobs  but to invest their talents in other job sectors.

 The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, said this during a town hall meeting on Popularisation of Blue/Green-Collar jobs Among Graduates of Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria in Benin.

A statement  by the Deputy Director/Head of Press at the ministry, Charles Akpan, said the minister, who was represented at the event by the Director, Special Duties and Projects Department in the ministry, Martina Nwordu, reminded the youths that the wealthiest youths in the world were not government employees.

The statement said, “The minister also urged Nigerian youths to invest their talents in other job sectors as the richest youths in the world are not employees of government but smart entrepreneurs who distinguished themselves in creative skills in various areas.

“The minister  said the purpose of the meeting, which held concurrently in four other geopolitical zones, was to sensitise  the representatives of the  key stakeholders in graduate employment  to the benefits of blue/green-collar jobs as an alternative response to the challenges of graduate unemployment.”

The statement added that the minister said the meeting was part of the activities for the Graduate Employability Enhancement Scheme. Punch

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