Baptist Convention partners foreign firm to tackle unemployment

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IBADAN – The and Student Ministries of the Nigeria Baptist Convention is partnering a firm, AHEAD Strategies, in the drive to unemployment rate in the country. The Baptist Convention and the firm are organising a two-day workshop starting Thursday  at Bowen University, Iwo with the theme: “The Practical Intervention for Solving Unemployment”. The Director, and Students Ministries department of the convention, Rev. Samuel Olaleye said that unemployment in the country was of great concern to the , adding that the could not keep quiet and watch, while the ugly trend continued. “This is the reason why we have signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with AHEAD Strategies ‎to train unemployed on how to secure a job and how to be self-employed. “This workshop is open to everybody irrespective of their religion or tribes. We are expecting over 2,000 at the workshop,” Olaleye said.

[eap_ad_1] The head of the firm, Mr Benjamin Taiwo, said that eight of 10 graduates in Nigeria depended on their parents or sponsors for over two years without job. “Over 150, 000 graduates go into the job without .” According to him, the workshop will enable the to be exposed to job and how to meet up with their requirements. “This workshop will also assist the unemployed individuals to meet the requirement of the job . They will be developed technologically and educated on how to know how to apply the skills in seeking for . “They will also be tutored on how to be self employed and how to create for the unemployed individuals because only nine per cent of the educated elites own and run their businesses in Nigeria. “There is an urgent need to expand the group and to teach the how to run businesses successfully,” Taiwo said. (NAN)