She stated that one of the vital efficient initiatives to be adopted to deal with unemployment was for governments of African international locations to create purposeful internship alternatives for teenagers the place they will acquire expertise.
Ibekau-Nwagwu defined that the foremost downside youths encountered when looking for jobs within the authorities and personal sector was lack of expertise as most job placement required expertise.
She stated that lack of locations to achieve expertise hindered good youths from contributing to the financial system and nation’s improvement.
She stated the initiative to propel internship as a viable means to deal with unemployment could be championed by the JC Ibekaku Hope Venture.
“We will change that narrative. There’s a want for the federal government in Nigeria and Africa to create the form of internship alternative now we have in Europe, America.
“This internship implies that while you graduate from college, it’s not nearly youth service however authorities can discover a technique to place you both with a authorities or personal company the place you’ll be able to be taught and later be employed.
“We don’t want our younger individuals to be working spherical the road and when it’s time for them to work they’ll say they aren’t skilled.
“We will create internship alternatives for them.
“Authorities has to develop insurance policies that can help this and that is the place the ECOWAS youth council is available in and that’s one thing I can help working with you individuals.
“We’ll do an idea word to that impact and begin with presidents throughout the continent and provides them an concept on how you can implement it.”
Commending the Npower scheme, an initiative of President Muhammadu Buhari in empowering youths, she beneficial that the scheme be restructured and correctly carried out to make significant influence on the beneficiaries.
In line with her, it goes past empowering youths with simply N20,00zero however making a sustainable coverage that may be extra useful.
She says when unemployment is sufficiently tackled, it can scale back the extent of insecurity within the nation.
She stated unemployment was one of many root causes of violence and crimes.
She stated the J.C Ibekaku Hope Venture continued to coach and help graduates to entry employment and abilities constructing in each the federal government and personal sector of the financial system.
Ibekau-Nwagwu counseled the council for recoginising her efforts and urged the members to recoginise extra ladies doing nice in finishing up a number of interventions in numerous sectors.
She additionally referred to as on males to help ladies, particularly within the political house the place they had been being marginalised.
Presenting the award to her, Amb. Seun Williams, President of the Council, counseled Ibekau-Nwagwu in her interventions in empowering ladies, youths and youngsters and her humanitarian help.
Williams, who was represented by Vice chairman of the Council, Epah Pablo, stated that the Council had its search gentle throughout Africa and recoginsed those that did exceptionally effectively in supporting African Youths.
Williams lauded Ibekau-Nwagwu for utilizing her place in authorities to contribute to justice reforms and the battle towards corruption.