YOUTH SKILLS DAY:Makinde’s Strategy Focuses On Skills Acquisition Via Agribusiness and Investments Initiative– OYo SDG Boss
As the World Celebrates Youth Skills Day. The senior Special Assistant to Governor Makinde on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Hon Kunle Yusuff, MON has highlighted UN- SDG place under the theme ‘Skills for the Future of Work’. opportunities for increasing youth skills to enhance their contributions to the SDGs and promote employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship, among other actions.
Yusuf said, “UN General Assembly (UNGA) President and high-level government representatives in New York, US, to mark the Third Annual World Youth Skills Day under the theme ‘Skills for the Future of Work.’ Participants stressed the importance of best practices and policies to address the skills gap and ensure that young people have the opportunities and skills to access quality jobs in rapidly digitizing economies.”
“The UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Jayathma Wickramanayake said that increasing the number of youth with relevant skills for Employment, Decent Jobs and Entrepreneurship will help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”
“She called for undertaking greater and more coherent efforts to better forecast skills that will be required in the future; tailoring existing policies and initiatives to the digital era and ensuring flexibility to adapt them to changing workplaces; and funding national youth policies. She also underscored the importance of non-formal and informal education.”
“UNGA President Peter Thomson said investing in young people is “one of the most effective, long-term and exponential investments” to achieve the SDGs.
President Thomson underscored that investing in young people is “one of the most effective, long-term and exponential investments” to achieve the SDGs. Observing that youth are the main beneficiaries of the SDGs, he urged harnessing youth enthusiasm and ingenuity.
“To develop digital skills; specific programmes to ensure women and girls have access to education, health and employment opportunities; and international cooperation, strategic partnerships.”
“These efforts will contribute, in particular, to SDG 8 (Decent work and Economic growth) and SDG 4 (Quality Education). Target 4.4 calls for significantly increasing the number of youth and adults with relevant skills.”
The Vision of Governor Seyi Makinde’s administration to enthrone Sustainable Development in Oyo State derives from Investments in Youth Skills alAcquisition, ICT Infrastructure, Agricbusiness Initiatives, and
Human Capital Development.
Hence, govt’s conscious strategic decision to align the State’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the 2030 Agenda is highly Commendable.
Particularly, the administration of Engr Seyi Makinde values proposition in new initiatives for Agribusiness for the youths compares favorably with global indices that ensure robust return on investments for Oyo State in the long term.
Therefore, our youths, must be prepared to support government’s efforts in the realization of the set Goals.