A former Executive Secretary of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), Dr Uju Ogubunka, has called on youths to venture more into entrepreneurship, as a means of tackling unemployment in the decade.
The economic expert gave the advice in an interview with news reporters in Lagos, South-West Nigeria, on Friday.
He noted that more youths venturing into business would enable them become relevant economically and advocated for a social engineering:
“The youths should develop the right skill set to function in these times of digitization.
“Times are fast changing, as there will be less human interaction to come.
“The Federal Government must socially engineer the youth, for them to be more equipped with relevant skills.
“The government should educate youths on the importance of blue collar jobs to the economy, especially in these times of declining corporate jobs in the country.”
Ogubunka called for more government support for entrepreneurship as it would enable the youths become innovative and create wealth in the economy.
Amaka E. Nliam