Minister of Youth and Sports activities Improvement, Hon. Sunday Dare has acknowledged that his administration will proceed to concentrate on the affairs of the nation’s youth in equal measure because it offers to sports activities in Nigeria.
For the reason that begin of his tenure, Hon. Sunday Dare has initiated a number of programmes and schemes to assist the goals and aspirations of youth in Nigeria, recognising that the youth stays the livewire of the nation.
Dare mentioned, “After I assumed workplace, I realised that there was a niche that wanted to be crammed within the stage of consideration given to the youth in relation to sports activities. We needed to develop a template for youth improvement and we swung into motion.
“We secured funds within the tune of 75 Billion Naira with approval from the Federal Authorities for the disbursement of 25 Billion Naira per yr for the Nationwide Youth Funding Fund (NYIF). Over 3,000 youth throughout the nation have benefitted from this scheme and disbursement continues to be ongoing and it’s all in a bid to assist present an entrepreneurship base for our younger, vibrant inhabitants. The idea behind the constructing of an entrepreneurial spirit was to facilitate financial prosperity amongst that age bracket.”
Working in the direction of wealth creation, we leveraged on ICT to additional construct our digital financial profile, via the organizing of marketable digital expertise programmes. We went on to place up scholarship schemes, as effectively.”
One of many achievements of Sunday Dare because the Youth Minister was organising and staging of the nation’s first ever Nationwide Youth Conference, which was held in Abuja.
It was a platform that introduced the youth from throughout Nigeria to at least one room and brainstorm on concern that involved the inhabitants. The chance gave the youth a vista into their function as the way forward for the nation and the necessity for youth participation in management.
On the world of employment, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports activities Improvement responded to the employment hole within the nation by creating the Nationwide Youth Coverage (NYP), Nigerian Youth Employment Motion Plan (NIYEAP), in addition to the Nationwide Youth Employment Template and the DEEL initiative.
Talking on the acronym FEEL, which suggests, Digital Employability Entrepreneurship and Management, Sunday Dare mentioned, “the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports activities Improvement underneath my watch launched DEEL to present Nigerian youth a comparative benefit and a aggressive edge within the international employment demand and provide”.
The DEEL initiative has geared up 200,000 youth with digital expertise – fundamental, intermediate and superior expertise in areas equivalent to Internet design and administration, Synthetic Intelligence, Cloud Computing and so forth. Nigeria’s e-commerce spending stands at $12b and is projected to achieve $75b in three years.
The Ministry working intently with the federal government led by President Muhammadu Buhari elevated the month-to-month allowance of Corps Member underneath the Nationwide Youth Service Corps (NYSC) from 19,800 Naira to 33,000 Naira.
Bi-lateral relationships have been signed within the space of youth improvement for the advantages of the Nigerian youth with international locations like South Africa, Spain, Rwanda, Portugal. Japan, Turkey and so forth. These relationships have opened the doorways of alternatives for Nigerian youths in several sectors equivalent to tech, schooling, arts, leisure, sports activities and so forth.
Throughout the nation, MoUs have been signed with organisations equivalent to Google, Konga and a bunch of others all in a bid to open extra doorways for the youth.
Additionally, the Federal Authorities via the Ministry of Youth and Sports activities Improvement has pledged its dedication to youth development-focused initiatives, in order to totally harness the potentials of the youth in the direction of attaining fast socio-economic progress.