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Foundation task govt on capacity building for youths

By Guardian Nigeria
15 October 2022   |   3:44 am
A Lagos-based Non-governmental Organisation, Regalo Hope Foundation has called on the three tiers of government to take urgent action in reversing the alarming rate of youth unemployment and delinquency in Nigeria

A Lagos-based Non-governmental Organisation, Regalo Hope Foundation has called on the three tiers of government to take urgent action in reversing the alarming rate of youth unemployment and delinquency in Nigeria

The founder, Mrs. Chinenye Onuorah has emphasised that the government needs to realise it can’t do it alone and needs to partner with NGOs and other relevant stakeholders that focus on youth development.

This is in a bid to design and implement high-impact projects, programmes, policies and initiatives to rapidly build the capacity of youths.

Mrs Onuorah further stated that having a large population of skilled youths could be Nigeria’s biggest export to the world. She however reminded the government that such youth development efforts must be backed with strategic partnerships and sufficient funding to bridge the skill and literacy gaps that exist amongst the Nigerian youths.

While delivering a lecture titled, ‘The Imperatives of Youth Empowerment’ to an audience of over 2,000 youths at the Igando Communication Centre in Lagos, Mrs Onuorah opined that the grossly insufficient budgetary allocation to the education sector at all levels has crippled the education sector.

She lamented the current dilapidated state of many educational facilities including computer and science laboratories in secondary and tertiary institutions across the country.

To sustainably reverse this ugly trend of delivering poor quality education to the people, she called on the government to engage and partner with reputable NGOs like Regalo Hope Foundation to empower a larger youth population with in-demand theoretical, tech, digital and vocational skills that will birth rapid innovation, creativity and financial prosperity amongst youths.

Mrs. Onuorah, who is currently rounding up her Executive MBA degree with the Quantic School of Business and Technology, Washington D.C., recently won the award for forty-under-forty achievers in Africa. She says she is restless about collaborating with like-minds in using education and technical skills to harness the untapped potentials of Nigerians and liberate them from the cycle of idleness, joblessness, unproductivity and poverty.