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Cooperative Dev. Critical To Job Creation – Ngige

Posted: Mar 23, 2016 at 3:19 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige has advocated the use of cooperative and similar enterprise for job creation and youths’ empowerment in Nigeria.
Sen. Ngige who was represented by the Director Social Security and Cooperative Development, Mrs. Mojisola Sonubi, stated this recently in Abuja while declaring open a one day Youth-Cooperative Dialogue organised in collaboration with Foundation for Greater Access and Support.
In his words, “unemployment poses a great perennial challenge to many Governments across the globe. It creates the single most contributory factor to poverty and is a threat to the economy.

“We therefore must find new ways to create jobs and youths empowerment through the formation of Co-operatives and similar enterprise”.
Speaking further, the Minister emphasised that Co-operatives remain the largest non-governmental organisations contributing to national economy being an instrument for job creation and youths empowerment.
He added that the management of cooperative organisations should be maximally supported and given all  necessary technical and financial assistance needed to boost its effective operations aimed at mass employment generation.

Earlier in his remarks, the Chief Executive Officer of Foundation for Greater Access Support (F-GAS), Dr. Dickson Okolo stated that the Youth Cooperative Dialogue is aimed at using co operatives to achieve the diversification of the economy towards employment and wealth creation for the teeming unemployed youths and the vulnerable groups.

The Youth Cooperative Dialogue is an attempt to mobilise Nigerian youths to adopt co-operatives as a business model for self empowerment and contribute towards national development.