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Jobberman targets 5m Nigerian youths for skills, jobs in 2025



An online platform known as jobberman, that provides job and training for job seekers, said that it has targeted five million Nigerian youths for skills and dignified jobs by 2025.

Miss Makkiya Sulaiman, the youths engagement assistant of the organisation, said this in an interview with our reporter on Wednesday in Kano.

She said that Jobberman had engaged professionals in the agriculture, creative industry and Digital sectors to provide skills and expertise.

Miss Sulaiman said that the project was in partnership with Mastercard Foundation and would focus on impacting on 70 per cent young women in Northern Nigeria.

“Training will also focus on soft skills such as emotional intelligence, business etiquette and time management, and will be delivered online and offline for people with limited access to the internet.”

She said that the partnership would involve community leaders, key decision-makers, and trained candidates would be placed under Jobberman’s employer partnerships.

She noted that in an effort to promote the project in Kano Jobberman organised a one-day forum to commemorate International Women’s Day.

”The forum was held at the Centre for Democratic Studies, which showcased female entrepreneurs that shared experiences with the young people on their journeys to business and other fields.

”A renowned farmer in Kano, Hajiya Salamatu Garba, shared her experiences in building a successful empire in the Agricultural sector,” she said.

She urged youths, especially women, to buckle up and face the challenges before them, noting that they would scale through and be successful.

It was reported that Jobberman organised a forum in commemoration of ”International Women’s Day” for female entrepreneurs to share experiences in Kano on Wednesday.

The forum was to pave way for its project to provide five million skill jobs to youths in Nigeria by 2025.

Aisha Ahmed

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