Chamber To Organise Job Fair For Niger Delta Youths
The coalition of South-South chamber of Industry, Mines and Agriculture (FOSSCCIMA), said it has created strategic partnership, sound coordination with the Federal and State Governments to attract investments that would engage the youth gainfully and reduce youth restiveness.
President of FOSSCCIMA, Billy Gillis Harry stated this during a press conference to announce the maiden coalition of South-South chamber trader fair in Port Harcourt billed to hold April 10 and 30, 2016 at Isaac boro park, Port Harcourt.
He said, “ We believe that the chains of poverty, environmental degradation, neglect, economic abuse, injustice and absence of visible economic investment in the south–south needs to be severed and not just symbolically but radically through investment in infrastructure, improved youth empowerment and engagement, sustained growth of SMEs and new opportunities.”
He explained that the chamber would incorporate a mini–job registration and recruitment project for the teeming unemployed youths in Niger Delta region into the fair program.
“The project termed RUMSS (registering unemployed south –south youths) would run for three weeks as it would provide avenue to register unemployed skilled and unskilled youths in the region. The project will not only provide opportunity for the unemployed youths to connect with prospective employers, but avenue for them to gain skills and knowledge needed to reach their carrier goals.”
Speaking also, the chairman, Trade fair Organising committee, Austine Ehi Atakpu, said the Trade fair would improve youth empowerment and sustain growth of SMEs, thereby creating new opportunities.
“Unemployment in youths has been reported to be as high as 35 per cent, so the role of the trade fair is to create permanent job for the Youths,” he said.