Nigeria Trains Non-Graduates Unemployed Youths On Smart Phone Repairs


If you're an unemployed young man in Nigeria, you now have a new job.

The government has trained 6,475 of you to repair smart phones, the Guardian reports.

The initiative is part of the National Social Investment Program (NSIP), created by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016 to lift 100 million vulnerable and poor citizens out of poverty across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

"The program has impacted positively on the lives of the poor and vulnerable Nigerians, including Persons with Disabilities and forcibly displaced persons (Internally Displaced Persons and Returnees)," the country's minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management, and social development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, said at the closing ceremony of the training.

The Guardian reports the government worked with technical service providers to provide the N-Skills training services to 6,475 unemployed youths across the country.

Farouq said the trainees have acquired life-long skills that will help them to develop an entrepreneurial understanding of the trade.

She urge them to be responsible citizens, understand the theoretical aspects of smart phone repairs, and gain practical experience of basic techniques.

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