The Federal Government has started plans to reduce unemployment through the Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria Connect initiative.
The YouWiN Connect was established by the Federal Government in 2011 to support entrepreneurs across the country.
According to the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, the government has been using the initiative to build the next generation of Nigerian-owned enterprises.
The minister, who spoke at a book launch and awards ceremony, said the government would establish channels for stakeholders to fund the Small and Medium Enterprises, facilitate job creation and improve growth in the sector.
She stated, “YouWIN Connect as we already know is a multimedia-based enterprise education initiative of the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning which supports young Nigerian entrepreneurs in line with our 2019 – 2023 key priority projects.
“YouWIN Connect is a subset of our overall strategies towards realising Mr. President’s promise to take 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next ten years.”
“The activities embedded in promoting entrepreneurship as a viable career option for young Nigerians will in turn create more jobs and wealth; generate the needed critical mass, spurring entrepreneurship mind-set change among the teeming youths through enterprise education.”
While launching the book, “Successful Nigerian entrepreneurs: How they started,” Mrs. Ahmed said the book would motivate entrepreneurs.