By Beauty John, LAFIA
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on Friday, inaugurated decent job youth lab project in Nasarawa State to tackle unemployment problem among youths in the State.
The project which was supported by the Federal and Ministry of Youth and Sport, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs(UNDESA) and International Labour Organisation (ILO), has discussed focus areas such as employability, entrepreneurship, employment, equality and right , as well as linkages between the youth and the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development.
The resource person and Champion of SDGs on decent work project for youth in the state, Mr. Kure Ibrahim told newsmen in Lafia that the project was aimed at proffering solutions for youth unemployment challenge and improve young people’s access to decent jobs in Nasarawa state.
“The decent job youth lab is based on goal eight of SDGs “decent work and economy growth” and is inline with the Nigerian youth employment action plan (NIYEAP) to address youth employment challenge in a comprehensive and coordinated manner.
“We invited 35 youth organisations to deliberate on how to make the NIYEAP work in the state order to tackle youth unemployment, reports from the youth lab across Nigeria will be added to the final document of the NIYEAP,” he said.
According to the resource person, information gathered from the group discussion would be sent to SDGs’ Headquarters where it would be compiled and make available for NIYEAP.
The program had in attendance, representatives of 35 youth organisations in the state.