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We will continue to stabilise naira — Shettima



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Vice President Kashim Shettimahas promised that the Naira will continue to stabilize in the coming weeks and months.

Shettima gave the assurance at the inauguration of the National Design and Innovation Competition, held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.

National Daily Newspaper gathered that the event was organized by the Interior Designers Association of Nigeria (IDAN) to spur entrepreneurship and creative ventures among youth.

According to the Vice President, the government will continue to implement policies and programmes to stabilize the Naira.

Shettima also assured that President Bola Tinubu’s administration would continue to address issues of food, nutrition and insecurity.

He commended the pivotal role of youths in creativity adding that the government would continue to support their aspirations.

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The Vice President announced plans to include young innovators in the government’s 617.7 million dollars Investment in Digital and Creative Enterprises (i-DICE) programme.

Earlier, the leader of the delegation and founder of IDAN, Titi Ogufere, revealed a plan to train one million youths in furniture production and industrial design.

According to him, the training will be conducted by IDAN in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture, and Creative Economy.

“The initiative will feature design competitions and workshops where participants can showcase their prototypes.

They will work with top Nigerian manufacturers like AFP by Julius Berger, TRT Aredo, Wood Styles, IO Furniture, and Nettetal,’’ he said.