ABUJA – Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN), an NGO, on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Orientation Agency (NOA), to create one million jobs in four years, the News Agency of Nigeria (NA) reports
Dr Udenta Udenta, Director, Media and Publicity, TAN, signed the MOU on behalf of the organisation while Mr Mike Omeri, Director-General of NOA, signed on behalf of the agency.
Udenta said the move became necessary considering the growing rate of unemployment in the country, and that TAN came as a child of necessity to join government in national development.
“We will work with government to provide jobs for our children to save them from scourge of unemployment and thus save our country from any untoward developments.’’
He said TAN was poised to take advantage of the transformation agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan, and that the group deemed it fit to help in finding a lasting solution to the growing unemployment.
Udenta said job creation was germane to the success of the transformation agenda, and that its effort was to compliment government programmes.
He said that the most vital force in the development of any nation was its youths and that they constituted the largest segment of the population.
“This has made it imperative that they must be taken care of.
“TAN is a child of circumstances out to harness the capacity of Nigerians in business and industry among others to fast-track the transformation agenda of the President’’, he said.
On his part, Omeri said NOA would assist TAN to realise its objective of providing succour for the youths through job creation.
He said the agency was happy that TAN had bought in its vision of providing means of livelihood for Nigerian youths.
Omeri said that job creation was not the responsibility of government alone.
“Our graduates will surely benefit from this initiative. This programme will ensure that the energy of our youths is devoted to meaningful ventures to reduce the growing rate of insecurity’’, Omeri said. (NAN)