As part of its support towards Federal Government’s job creation, the Commerce and Industry Correspondents Association of Nigeria, CICAN, is organising an interactive forum to discuss possible ways of creating more jobs to the teeming unemployed youths.
President Mohammadu Buhari had promised to create over three million jobs annually to fill the yawning unemployment gaps.
To suppor the initiative, the CICAN is holding its 5th Gala Nite with the theme, ‘’Job Creation through Entrepreneurship Empowerment’’, expected to attract industry players from different walks of life.
Some resource persons, expected to do justice to the topic include, the Managing Director of the Bank of Industry, BoI, Mr Rasheed Olaoluwa and the Director General, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI, Mr Muda Yusuf.
The one-day forum, scheduled for Thursday, October 8 at the LCCI Exhibition Centre, Ikeja, would also explore different approaches toward job creation while sustaining the process annually.
In a statement by CICAN Chairman, Mr Toba Agboola and Secretary, Charles Onwuatuogwu, the association the forum would also feature gala nite as well as recognition of some outstanding captains of the industry, who have contributed immensely to the development of the nation’s industrial sector.
Expected at the event include: the Executive Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Badaru Abubakar, the President, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria , Dr Frank Jacobs, The Permanent Secretary, Ministry Industry Trade and Investment, Alhaji Ajiya Mamman, President NACCIMA, Chief Bassey Edem, President LCCI, Alhaji Remi Bello among others.
Others dignitaries to be honoured are Director General, Standards Organization of Nigeria, SON, Dr Joseph Odumodu; the Director General, Industrial Training Funds, ITF, Mrs Juliet Chukkas Onaeko; the Managing Director, BOI, Mr Rasheed Olaoluwa as well as the Bank’s Head of Corporate Communication, Mrs Hadiza Olaosebikan.
Some deserving agencies are the Nigeria Export Promotion Council, NEPC and Lafarge Africa Plc among others.