Highlighting some of its 2030 agenda for unemployed youth in Nigeria, the Mastercard Foundation had assured engaging Ten Million young persons by creating avenues for financial triumph.
The Foundation recently arranged with the Federal Government of Nigeria to create an enabling environment that would accommodate ten million potential business owners, out of which seventy per cent of the slot would go to women.
Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning recently coordinated arrangements regarding the empowerment programme with the Foundation as guests in a meeting held in Abuja.
The empowerment project themed “Young Africa Works” will cut across various states in Nigeria. On a larger scale, the Mastercard Foundation hopes to use the platform to enable thirty million young people across Africa, particularly young women, to access dignified and fulfilling work by 2030.
Foundation’s 2030 Agenda for Unemployed Youth
During her address, the Country Head, Mastercard Foundation, Chidinma Lawanson, said the 2030 agenda between the involved parties has further strengthened commitment to providing millions of young Nigerians with work opportunities to meet their aspirations and full potential.
Some of the sectors that would feature in the project include agriculture, creative, and digital economies.
It was revealed that several other plans had been made to correspond with the Federal Government’s National Development Initiative to ensure a reduction in the unemployment rate to unlock the skills and creative abilities of youths in the country.
The Foundation informed the ministry that it is working with the Enterprise Development Centre, EDC, a branch of the Pan African University; International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA; Sahel Consulting Agriculture & Nutrition Ltd; Jobberman; and Babban Gona to realize these goals.