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The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, in collaboration with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, has trained 50 corps members serving in Ogun State.

The corps members were, on Tuesday, given packs of skills acquisition kits as part of the plans to promote employment among the Nigerian youths.

The selected corps members had participated in a three-day Skills Development for Youth Employment programme held in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.

While addressing the corps members during a graduation ceremony held in Abeokuta, the Special Assistant to the Governor on Jobs Creation and Youth Employment, Abiola Odetola, lauded the organisers for the programme.

Odetola said the state government was happy to associate with the foreign company so as to help in delivering key trainings and skills that could liberate and provide financial independence to young people in the state.

“The kind of tool kits that they are given means they can start their own businesses, and this is not the first time this is happening,” he said.

The company, otherwise called GIZ, in its statement signed by GIZ Nigeria Public Relations and Communications Advisor, Caroline Chukwura, said there was insufficient employment for youths, young adults and returnees in Nigeria.

According to the statement, there is a mismatch between the demand and supply of skilled workforce.”

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