Federal Government UNICEF Scheme to Empower 20M Young Nigerians

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Federal Government UICEFF is popularly known as the United Nations Children’s Fund. This scheme aim at providing responsibility for humanitarian and developmental aid of children worldwide.


Furthermore, the agency is among the most widespread and recognizable social welfare organizations in the world, with a presence in 192 countries and territories.

However, this article will give you a hint on everything you need to know about the Federal Government UNICEF Scheme 2021.

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The Federal Government has announced that 20M young Nigerians will be impacted with digital skills through the creativity of the FG and the United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF). Vice president Yemi Osinbajo made this known on Monday.

Moreover, the opportunity was created through the ongoing Economic Sustainability Plan, offering expanded education, training and employment, targeting only 20M Young Nigeria age ranging from 10 to 24 years, between now and 2030.

This will positively impact the country’s future of job growth and will enable programmes, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

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The Importance of the Federal Government UNICEF Scheme

Speaking on the GenU, the GenU is a global, multi-sector partnership in September 2018, in collaboration with over 200 partners and impacting over 100 million young people globally through innovation and programme.

However, Federal Government UNICEF Scheme is important because its promise to provide 20 Million Nigerian with digital skills, that will also link them to becoming an entrepreneur and provide other job opportunities and assist them in realizing their full possible.

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Federal Government UNICEF Scheme Components

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said GenU Nigerian Scheme would have three (3) Component schemes which are:

  • Digital Skills Development
  • The Workforce Readiness Programme and Youth Engagement
  • The empowerment of female entrepreneurs was a major aspect of GenU Nigeria.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo made this clear on Monday saying; "over the next couple of years, we will provide digital learning, employment, entrepreneurship and engagement for and with 20 Million Nigerians"

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