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JAN, Momoh advocate entrepreneurship education 

By Gloria Nwafor 
02 August 2022   |   2:39 am
Executive Director, Junior Achievement of Nigeria (JAN), Foluso Gbadamosi, and Chairman of Channels Media Group, Dr. John Momoh have called for enhanced entrepreneurship studies among the youths

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Executive Director, Junior Achievement of Nigeria (JAN), Foluso Gbadamosi, and Chairman of Channels Media Group, Dr. John Momoh have called for enhanced entrepreneurship studies among the youths to curb unemployment in the country.

Gbadamosi spoke during a stakeholders’ engagement session, organised by JAN with the theme, ‘Building thriving communities for young people,’ held virtually.

She said: “The engagement session was borne out of the socio-economic exigency to further equip young people with requisite skills to enable them to function as members of the society.

Speaking on the importance of the theme, she said: “The theme was carefully selected to bring to the fore issues that affect young people, particularly how to reduce youth unemployment through entrepreneurship education for sustainable economic development and how we can build thriving communities for young people because we believe that young people have the mindset and skills to build thriving communities as we remain committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”

She commended partners and donors for their support and sustained partnership in repositioning and empowering young people to succeed in a global economy.

Chairman of Channels Media Group, Dr. John Momoh, while delivering his keynote address, said it would serve as a great way to help stimulate thoughts and generate ideas that could enhance youth’s capacity for growth.
He said, “The youth are not just the future of a nation, but an embodiment of a nation’s hope. They are the catalyst for change.

“Youths as drivers of transformation, have increasingly become significant elements in economic growth and have emerged as innovators, entrepreneurs, and captains of industry, with greater promises for tomorrow. They bear a lot of responsibility and project possibilities for an improved system because of the many potentials in them hence the need to equip them with the required entrepreneurship skill became germane.”

He advocated for an enabling environment to groom and create opportunities for young Nigerians to gain expression and thrive and secure the future of the country.