The Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen Chris Ngige today re-affirmed the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari led administration to job creation through bilateral and collaboration between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Republic Korea in the area of technical and vocational education.
According to him “The Federal Government is not relenting in its efforts at job creation through renewed emphasis on technical education along-side vocational training so that Nigerian youths can be trained on how to repair and assemble information technology gadgets such as laptops GSM sets among others.” He therefor said Nigeria would be seeking two-fold technical assistance from the Republic of Korea in Technical Training for officers in his Ministry and technical assistance for equipping skills acquisition centres across the country.
Furthermore Ngige said the visit is centered around how Nigeria and Republic of Korea can exchange ideas on bilateral co-operation on job creation for the teeming unemployed Nigerian youths.
In his words, “we are going to work towards a mutually beneficial bilateral co-operation which will buoy up the operations of Korea companies in Nigeria. we shall be happy to see these companies establish assemble plants in Nigeria, thereby helping Korea exploit abundant cheap labour in Nigeria while creating job opportunities for us.
Ngige intimated the Ambassador on the progress Nigeria recorded in Labour Migration, noting that the Country in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have set up some resource centres in the country
The Minister requested the Republic of Korea to assist in equipping the centres for optimum service on proper migration advisory while facilitating the ease of regular migration for interested Nigerians.
Speaking earlier, the Korea Ambassador to Nigeria His Excellency Major General In-Tae Lee said his visit was to share ideas with the labour Minister on how the Korean government can initiate a bilateral relationship to tackle unemployment in the country.
He expressed his country’s readiness to support the efforts of the Federal Government of Nigeria on job creation.