The Director-General, Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association NECA, Mr. Segun Oshinowo, said ‘NECApreneur’ is an e-solution targeted at providing easy-to-access opportunities for Nigerian youths.
Oshinowo, quoting Prof. Pat Utomi, who described unemployment as the biggest issue in Nigeria, said the initiative was a decent intervention in grooming young entrepreneurs to reduce the scourge of youth unemployment.
“Unemployment is not because of lack of technical and vocational skills, but everything depends on a healthy economy; and for an economy to be healthy, independent variables such as good governance, skills and enabling environment must be addressed,” the NECA DG stated.
According to him, independent organisations have a role to play in creating employment and they must recognise that role.
He said that NECA had recognised the role, hence the birth of the NECApreneur which is a follow up to the NECA initiative on technical and vocational skills acquisition, added that it offered a multi-pronged solution in the areas of mentorship, capacity, support, access to credit facilities and good relationship with organisations.