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FG restates commitment to addressing youth unemployment, partners RTEAN

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Babatunde Raji Fashola, Minister of Works, Power and Housing.

The Federal Government has restated its commitment towards addressing youth unemployment in a bid to check rising crimes and insecurity bedevilling the country.

The Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola stated this during the official handover of Federal Government’s workshop facility at the Bridgehead, Onitsha to the Anambra State chapter of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN).

This is coming on the heels of reports that RTEAN proposes to establish an ultra-modern automobile facility, servicing/maintenance pits and a skills acquisition centre at the abandoned workshop site.

Fashola, who was represented by the Director, Central Workshop in the ministry, Mr. Sunday Umana, assured that government was ready to work with investors to train and empower youths to check the rising youth unemployment and insecurity in the country.

He said that the Federal Government saw the proposed project by RTEAN as a good development that would not only get idle youths busy, but also get them trained and self-reliant.

According to him, a committee had been set up to ensure the success of the project, just as he urged members of RTEAN to remain focused on the projects. Earlier, the National President of RTEAN, Shehu Isiwele described the initiative as a welcome development that would engage the youths in positive concerns.

Isiwele, who was represented by Mr. Philip Nwaigbo, said the project, when completed, would provide professionalism in automobile services and maintenance as well as equip the youths on best automobile and electrical repair practices.


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