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NSSF MOVES TO BOOST YOUTH EMPLOYMENT

Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund, a non-profit organisation, says it is stepping up efforts to reskill the Nigerian youths to boost job creation. A member of the NSSF Advisory Board, Bola Adesola, said this in her opening speech during a book launch by the NGO, titled, ‘We Naija: Righting our story.” Adesola noted that the NGO was established to supplement efforts to mitigate the adverse economic impacts of COVID-19 on Nigerians. “The NSSF continues to pursue efforts to reskill the youths even as it jumpstarts economic recovery in post COVID-19,” she said She revealed that NSSF initiatives build the competence of health care workers and create opportunities for economic empowerment for the Nigerian youth.” Also present at the event was the Access Bank Chairwoman, Dr Akporistedere Awosika, who urged the incoming government to prioritise health insurance, transparency, and accountability to improve the sector. She said the incoming government should “do a thorough study, an epidemiology study. What is the primary ailment in every area? Take a data analysis of the disease conditions, and find out what is primary in every area in the country. After all, the country has about 9,556 wards. So it is not too much to find out every ward to find out if they have facilities to find out if they have the personnel to see how the structure can be improved and systems can be put in place; but most importantly, health insurance.” Speaking during the launch, she called for a more transparent and accountable system in the sector and the country. Awosika lauded the initiative of the non-profit organisation, NSSF for being an agent of transformation and change in the lives of the young people and the nation.

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