Olusade Adesola
ministry’s Permanent Secretary,

The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has described skills-acquisition as an integral aspect of its youth empowerment and job-creation initiatives.

The ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Olusade Adesola, who made this known in Abuja, recommended an inter-agency collaboration for effective empowerment of Nigerian youths.

ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Olusade Adesola,

He said that the ministry had trained about fifteen-thousand youths in different skills since 2015, and would continue to do more.

The Permanent Secretary said that his ministry scaled-up skills acquisition in the area of fashion designing in 2019, by training eighty-five youths to acquire more expertise in the field.

Adesola commended government’s National Social Investment Programme and the Skills Acquisition programme of the National Youth Service Corps. He described Nigerian youths as intelligent and focused; only requiring support to excel.