…launches portal to collate CVs, link youths with opportunities
…partners GIG Logistics, Medplus, SME100Africa, other leading private coys
Noella Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Seyi Tinubu, son of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has announced plans to provide at least 10,000 jobs for Nigerian youths in partnership with leading private organizations including GIG Logistics, Medplus, SME100Africa, and others.
Seyi, who is also the Chairperson of the Global Youth Council of SME100Africa, announced the initiative today in Abuja at a Free Medical Outreach staged in Abuja for youths of the Federal Capital Territory to commemorate the International Youth Day observed globally on the 12th of August every year.
He said the initiative represents another demonstration of the unwavering commitment of the Noella Foundation to the positive transformation of the lives of young people across the country and his individual dedication to providing creative solutions to challenges hindering youth growth and development.
“The theme for this year’s International Youth Day is ‘Green Skills for Youth: Towards a Sustainable World’. This theme underscores the vital role of youth in driving innovation and change, Noella Foundation is embracing the challenge with a commitment to create 10,000 jobs for young Nigerians,” Seyi said in his statement.
“This commitment holds the promise of transforming not just individual lives, but entire communities and industries, aligning perfectly with the theme’s call for innovation and positive impact.”
He disclosed the Foundation’s readiness to deliver the jobs in the next few months by undertaking the three key steps, including the deployment of a portal to match young Nigerians with open and deserving opportunities.
“Upskilling Nigerians with tools, resources, and opportunities that empower them to carve their own path towards success in different sectors and industries, we would also back this up by setting up exchange programs and summits within and outside Africa.”
“We would also encourage those who have begun thriving businesses with resources to do more and employ more people.”
“We would fill vacancies in organisations and institutions with young Nigerians who are willing and able to work. We would use www.100jobs.ng as the portal to collate the CVs. I want to use this opportunity to thank organisations like GIG Logistics, Medplus, SME100Africa who are already working with us to create job opportunities and call on others to partner with us to create more jobs.”
Noting that over 65% of Nigerians are under the age of 30, and the impact of the initiative on the lives of beneficiaries given its well-defined path to the fulfilment of dreams, Seyi stressed his “unyielding belief in the potential of Nigerian youth.”
He claimed that young Nigerians “hold the key to unlocking unparalleled economic growth and innovation” despite the daunting challenges they presently face and which informed Noella Foundation’s relief efforts, including “short-term initiatives like food banks across Nigeria to curb the hunger challenge and medical outreaches to curb medical challenges.”
He thanked Medplus and the BAT MEDICS team for their contributions to the relief efforts and announced that the next stops of his nationwide outreach tour are Kaduna, Rivers, Lagos and Kano.