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UNDP Trains 50 Entrepreneurs on new skills, innovations in Borno



The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has trained 50 entrepreneurs in Borno state on new skills and innovations to create more job opportunities for the unemployed in the country.

The objective of UN agency training programme was also to stimulate entrepreneurship in Nigeria and support the private sector development with focus on unemployed youths.

Addressing the trainees after a six-day entrepreneurship training workshop recently in Maiduguri, the UNDP Country Director, Samuel Bwalia said that the agency has commenced engagement with Nigerian Government to establish youth employability, innovations and entrepreneurship programme for the next five years.

According to him, the training programme is to stimulate entrepreneurship and support private sector development with focus on the unemployed youths.

He said the training programme has targeted the six states of Borno, Adamawa, Yobe in the Northeast; and Benue, Edo and Delta in the Southeast.

His words: “We are focusing on young people, who are irking for new skills to be employable in the national and international job markets.

“Currently, there are 20 million young people who are unemployed in the country.”

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