Making Investment Opportunity Works For Nigerian Youth — By @OlumideIDOWU
Engaging young people in development programs have a very interesting impact on their personal development, their empowerment, their ability to connect with more marginalized people in their community.
We really need to start thinking about how to embrace this huge youth population.
Leaving young people out of development is frankly not very sensible, probably not possible. And meaningful work of young people and youth-led groups is going to take us forward to 2030 successfully.
In the aftermath of COVID-19, there is a need to provide an opportunity for Nigeria to benefit from the inevitable decentralization of supply chains and rise in remote jobs. We must start identifying centres of excellence while providing our young people with the opportunity to get the required skills for today’s jobs. It will not be easy, but it is an absolute necessity if we are to put millions of young people in jobs.
At the end of the day, we will have to cross the river by feeling for stones, but what is most important is that we put millions of young people in jobs, and quickly too.
Young people play a significant role in the implementation, monitoring and review of the Agenda as well as in holding governments accountable. With political commitment and adequate resources, young people have the potential to make the most effective transformation of the MDAs activities into a better place for all.