The Federal Government of Nigeria is set to create 6000 direct new jobs as parts of efforts to commemorate this year’s International Youth Day.

This was declared by the Senior special assistant to the president on youth and student affairs, Nasir Sa’idu Adhama, Thursday in Abuja.

Adhama said government was establishing textile clusters within the six geo-political zones where 1000 unemployed youth from each zone will be trained and provided with facilities like sewing machines, fabrics and other equipment.

The training which is set to take off in the next 60 days seeks to engage 6000 youths who will be trained, while those trained will be retrained.

” What we are looking at is after the training, state governments will provide the beneficiaries with opportunities to sew school uniforms for primary and secondary school students in the states. This will take away negative thoughts and idleness from them” he said.

He called on all stakeholders to focus on the role of youths in ensuring poverty eradication and achieving sustainable development through sustainable consumption and production.

He said towards achieving the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, and in line with the UN , the development and promotion of individual choices and actions that increase the eco- efficiency and consumption of all, and minimise waste and pollution.

The theme of the 2016 International Youth Day “The Road to 2030 eradication Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production.

Source: Nam News Network