By Segun Lawole
The Federal Government will continue to stimulate the economy through the development of small and medium enterprises SME’s as they represent 98% of the new jobs created in the economy by the present administration. President Goodluck Jonathan stated this at the launch of the Youth Entrepreneurship Strategy in Abuja.
The Youth Entrepreneurship Strategy provide Nigerian youths and Women a single window to access all Federal Government empowerment and entrepreneurship programmes as well as job training and skills acquisition, thereby making the process of seeking and obtaining empowerment and support easy and uncomplicated.
Data from the online portal known as ninenet.com, shows that the Jonathan’s Administration has empowered and supported or educated 7, 129, 307 young Nigerians and women through series of initiatives, including YOUWIN, SURE-P, Agropreneurs and Graduate Internship Programmes to tackle unemployment.
Although unemployment crisis is identified as the bane of the country’s social-security challenges, entrepreneurship development is widely accepted as part of the solution. In addition to every individual being a part of the solution. The launch also witness the presentation and signing of the social contract with the youth by the President as he interacted with them.