According to Vice President Kashim Shettima, the administration of President Bola Tinubu intends to create one million jobs in the digital sector.
Shettima made this statement on Monday while hosting a delegation from the Republic of Korea at the Presidential Villa under the leadership of H.E. Jang Sungmin, Special Envoy to the President.
“Since 75% of Nigerians are under the age of 35, we are asking for your cooperation and help in providing our youth with digital skills training. In the digital economy, we hope to create 1 million new jobs. Global outsourcing brought in $120 billion to India last year, and we are in a great position to take advantage of the prospects in the industry. We need the right mix of abilities and the right technology to move the process forward, and yours is a technology we can use, he said.
Additionally, the Vice President took use of the occasion to reiterate Nigeria’s commitment to enhancing ties with the Republic of Korea, particularly in terms of fostering commerce, technology transfer, and upholding international peace.
The Director of Information Office of the Vice President, Shettima, stated in a statement released on Monday by Olusola Abiola that “Nigeria and Korea have a very robust bilateral relationship anchored on years of mutual trust and cooperation.”
“We absolutely support a strong partnership between our countries. Particularly in the fields of manufacturing and agriculture, Korea has a lot to teach us. All developing countries should take inspiration from your accomplishment, Shettima continued.
While noting that Korea has always backed Nigeria in international fora, the vice president stated that the country must pay it forward by backing Korean companies doing business in Nigeria.
In light of this, he promised that the government will ease the way for Korean companies and other international investors to conduct business in Nigeria.
Earlier in his remarks, Mr. Jang Sungmin, Special Envoy of President Yoon Suk Yeol of the Republic of Korea (H.E. Yoon Suk Yeol), congratulated Nigeria on the successful installation of its new government and extended a special invitation from President Yoon to Bola Tinubu, the Nigerian counterpart, to attend the upcoming Africa-Korea Summit in South Korea.
Shettima gave the Korean delegation his word that Tinubu would accept the invitation in the meanwhile.