Vice-President Kashim Shettima has disclosed that the Federal Government has finalised plans to create one million jobs for young Nigerians.
Shettima, who stated this Monday while playing host to a delegation from the Republic of Korea led by the Special Envoy to the President, Jang Sungmin, at the State House, Abuja.
He, therefore, canvassed for collaboration with the Republic of Korea towards achieving the goal of digital training of youths.
The vice-president reiterated Nigeria’s commitment to strengthening relations with the Republic of Korea, especially in promoting trade, technology transfer, and maintaining global peace.
According to him, “Nigeria and Korea have a very robust bilateral.
“75% of Nigerians are below the age of 35, so we are soliciting for your partnership and support in digital skills training for our young people. We want to create 1 million jobs in the digital world. India earned $120B last year from global outsourcing and we are in a unique position to take advantage of the opportunities in the sector. We need the skills set, we need the technology to drive the process and yours is a technology that we can embrace.”
He then assured the Korean Government of the Tinubu administration’s commitment to partner with Korea to strengthen relations with both countries, especially balancing the trade deficit between the two countries.