Determined to reduce unemployment in Nigeria, an advocacy group, Employment Clinic on Tuesday organised a stakeholders meeting where government agencies and private investors operating in the nation’s maritime industry brainstormed with thousands of unemployed youths to see how 1 million job openings can be generated.
Speaking during the programme which had indigenous shipowners, chairmen of local governments in Lagos state in attendance, the chief executive officer of Employment Clinic, Ronke Kosoko explained that if Apapa infrastructural deficit is fixed, it will boost employment opportunities in the seaport town of Apapa.
According to Ronke Kosoko, “when we say we want to create employment in one year, we need to understand that those jobs are actually there which all of us have been talking about in the last one decade.
“The ignition that is needed left and right is the strategic efforts by government at all levels, Federal, State and across the littoral states that are going to spiral employment opportunities like I said. So it is not us as an individual that is going to provide the jobs, it is a consortium of private sector working with the government where necessary.
“We are in the maritime industry and we have been talking for decades on these issue. Once the Minister’s and the maritime Ceo’s deliver powerful speeches, it ends there.