Nigerian Youths have been urged to leverage technology as it has the potential of reducing the unemployment rate in the country.
An Auditing expert and the CEO of Taju Audu & Co Firm, Mr Tajudeen Audu gave the advice at the unveiling of the TAC which houses a Training Institute Commissioned in Abuja by the Nigerian Minister of Finance, Budget and Planning.
Mr Audu also advocated the need for young people in Nigeria to develop digital and other entrepreneurial skills to bridge unemployment.
According to him, “leveraging on technology will empower young people in Nigeria and turn reduce the unemployment rate drastically.”
Mr Audu said, “through capacity building in entrepreneurship, job creation and vocational skill development which the institute offers, can be achieved.”
“For us in TAC House we do both academics and non-academics.
So, we are also allowed people to get trained in some of these, then we complement them with the entrepreneurship skill to run a business. That means apart from courses that we run in finance entrepreneurship management, we are also into communication skills, oil and gas accounting and so on. We also are focusing on developing skills,” he explained.
The CEO also said that “the Institution is creating a sustainable fintech hub which is focusing on tackling unemployment and reducing financial gaps through innovative solutions.”
“We’re also encouraging people, especially young people to go into fintech. There are a lot of opportunities there. And we have a space designated to serve as an incubator hub for bringing out new ideas and developments in FinTech and it is financially friendly so that people can afford it,” Mr Audu assured
He said TAC institute would support individuals with the right tools, skills and resources to build a business and become more employable and productive.
“We are also giving opportunity for people to get trained in some of the training then we complement them with the entrepreneurship skill to run a business. So the whole thing is to contribute our little quota to creating employable people. It serves as a forum to train people to become better. So basically that is a vision and that is why we are here today,” he further stated.
Mr Audu encouraged young Nigerians to go into skill development instead of white-collar jobs.
He said; “I will encourage young people, especially now when it is very difficult to get fully employed. Instead of looking for government jobs, young people should go the way of self-development by acquiring skills. I also encourage young people to strive for integrity and competence.”
Commending the Firm, the Executive Secretary, of Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, Dr Ogbonnaya Orji urged Nigerian companies to adopt the principles of integrity and competence in handling and delivering on businesses and projects.
Orji also applauded the firm for displaying a high level of competence and integrity in handling the four audit cycles (2013, 2014, 2020 and 2021) of the Nigerian oil and gas industry, which had helped in NEITI’s mandate to ensure transparency in the oil and gas sector.
He said: “We needed to come up with friendly spaces for local firms to come on board. At every stage, this company was coming up strongly and it emerged the best.”
According to Dr Oriji, Some of our international partners did not believe this job could be done locally. “They are currently handling our projects, we re-engaged them because they did excellently well due to their competence and integrity.
“I want indigenous forms to sum up the courage to learn to deliver projects with integrity and competence. Once the money is assigned to you, use it judiciously for the purpose it is given to you,” Orji stressed.
The Minister of Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Mr Mohammed Bello also applauded the effort of the Firm in adding economic value to the nation’s capital.
Bello called on estates and business owners to install functional CCTV cameras and security facilities to curb insecurity in the country.
He was represented at the event by Mr, Lukman Dabari.
The Minister of State of the FCT, Dr Ramatu Aliyu said “the Training Institute will boost job creation, unlock the potentials, serve as an avenue to discover wealth in the financial sector and solution to complex challenges in the financial sector.”
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Publish date : 2022-11-05 19:54:15