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FG To Create Job Centres Nationwide – Minister



The Minister of the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Doris Uzoka-Anite, has said the Federal Government will create national job centres to match available vacancies in industries and businesses with the available talent pool.

The Ministry stated that it would play a key role in the delivery of President Bola Tinubu’s eight-point agenda four (economic growth and job creation, access to capital, improving the playing field on which people and particularly companies operate, and ending poverty) out of the 8-point agenda are directly linked to the ministry.

Uzoka-Anite, in a statement on Friday, noted that the job centres across the country would train and equip Nigerians to be job-ready.

It partly read, “We are creating a national job centre to match available vacancies in industries and businesses with the available talent pool. The job centre will also train and equip people to be job ready.

“One such initiative is the Skill-Up Artisans program led by our parastatal the Industrial Training Fund. The programme will empower artisans with tech-enabled skills training, licensing, access to essential toolkits, and promoting industry-standard excellence.

“SUPA addresses the skills deficiency among artisans and standardises artisanal practice, the programme ensures the availability of a skilled workforce for domestic industries, thereby reducing labour import dependency.

“Over two years, the programme aims to empower 10 million hard-working Nigerians, and reflects the government’s commitment to promoting economic development and improving citizens’ standard of living, and job creation.”

The Minister added that “in furtherance of job-creation, skills development, and talent exports we launched the NATEP – to create one million jobs including talent exchange/export, business process outsourcing, and job outsourcing.”