According to Vice President Kashim Shettima, President Bola Tinubu’s administration will give young people one million jobs in the digital economy.
Shettima made the remarks on Monday while hosting a group from the Republic of Korea that was led by H.E. Jang Sungmin, the Special Envoy to the President, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
He asked for their cooperation, saying: “We are eager to work with you in the area of technology since by 2030 there will be a 65% worldwide talent shortage with the US, Russia, and Brazil suffering from talent deficits of 6 million. Being a young country, I think Nigeria is well positioned to make up for such talent shortages.
“75% of Nigerians are below the age of 35, so we are soliciting for your partnership and support in digital skills training for our young people.
“We want to create 1 million jobs in the digital world. India earned $120B last year from global outsourcing and we are in a unique position to take advantage of the opportunities in the sector.
“We need the necessary skill set and technology to move the process forward, and we can use your technologies.