As part of efforts to position the growing number of youths in Nigeria for career development in various sectors, the Nigeria Region of Occupational Safety and Health Association UK collaborated with the African Scholars Care Initiative to train FCT Youths in Health and Safety, it was held in Abuja recently.
Recall that the National Bureau of Statistics reports that 44 percent of the Nigerian population are youths, with 27.1 percent unemployed. The training created an opportunity for young Nigerians who are interested in pursuing a career in Health and Safety to channel their creativity, energy and aspirations with the view to reducing unemployment rate.
The Director General, Brig Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) represented by Muhammed Momoh charged the youths to seize the opportunity of the training to better their lives and contribute meaningfully to the societies.
As part of his remarks, he thanked OSHAssociation and African Scholars Care Initiative for the laudable ingenuity which aligned with the NYSC mandate. While acknowledging the fact that a lot is still needed to be done as regards youth development, he stated that the NYSC is ready to partner with relevant organisations that have concern for the youths.
The Convener of African Scholars Care Initiative, Joy Onumajuru Osomiamhe thanked the Occupational Safety and Health Association for the professionalism exhibited in providing technical support for the success of the event.
The regional administrator, Engr Emmanuel Uwalaka charged the youths to always strive to distinguish themselves from the crowd and get focused with realities in pursuing their career development.
The participants who were majorly young professionals, corps members, students and pressure groups expressed their satisfaction and called on other organisations to emulate OSHAssociation UK and African Scholars Care Initiative towards contributing to national development.