Within the first term of President Muhammadu Buhari in office, graduates of Nigerian universities and other higher institutions in the country are to be transformed from job seekers to job creators. This he said would be achieved through the teaching and training of youths in schools to acquire entrepreneurial skills that will make them to aspire to become employers rather than employees.
According to him, insecurity cannot be divorced from unemployment and poverty because an idle mind, they say, is the devil’s workshop.
Continuing, he said, with declining internally generated revenue and over dependence on the equally declining oil revenues, there is need to seek other ways of diversifying the economy so as to boost revenue.
He stressed that one of the ways this can be achieved is through the reorientation of our youths towards an entrepreneurial mindset, adding that, “we must therefore promote and enhance the teaching and learning of entrepreneurial skills in all schools and tertiary institutions, thereby exposing our youth to the basics and rudiments of starting and sustaining their own businesses.”
President Buhari urged the Nigerian private sector to also do more to support government’s efforts to boost youth entrepreneurship and the development of micro, small and medium scale enterprises in the country.
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