FG Will Support UNICEF GenU Project – Osinbajo
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government will support the UN Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) Generation Unlimited (GenU) project meant to equip youths with entrepreneurship skills.
Osinbajo stated this on Monday in Abuja at the official inauguration of the project, adding that it would equip 20 million Nigerians with digital skills and other career potential.
According to him, Nigeria has one of the world’s largest young populations and that failure to invest in them would have unfathomable consequences.
He said that the project would help many Nigerian youths to realize their potential as it would bring digital training, employment, entrepreneurship and engagement of many within the next few years.
“This process is not only significant for the socio-economic development of the country in the coming years but will also provides a learning landscape for developing future job growth-enabling programmes.
“The GenU project is an initiative of UNICEF launched in September 2018 in collaboration with over 200 partners. It was designed to link over one billion young people with innovations and programmes in 40 countries across six continent