BreakingNews 19/12/16 - Unemployment: Iran offers assistance to Nigeria

[ Masterweb Reports: Mustapha Suleiman reports ] - The Islamic Republic of Iran has pledged support for Nigeria’s efforts to create jobs through diverse cooperation in vocational skills acquisition programmes. Iran offered the assistance when Mr. Morteza Zarchi, the Iranian Ambassador to Nigeria visited the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige in Abuja.  
 
Ngige said the assistance    marks the beginning of a robust labour and job related relationship between Iran and Nigeria. 
 
He said: “Nigeria and Iran share a lot in common and here is an opportunity for us to explore this for the benefit of our two countries,” 
 
The minister expressed appreciation on an offer by Iran to build vocational skills centres in major cities in Nigeria, locally train and sponsor some of the trainees to Iran.
 
In his presentation, Mr. Zarchi expressed confidence in the efforts being made by Nigeria to steer her economy out of recession, applauding significant steps taken by the Buhari administration.  “I am very happy that one of the most important issues raised by President Muhammadu Buhari in his budget speech was the creation of jobs in the country. 
 
I will be very happy that in these last days of 2016, I can raise up some issues concerning the joint co-operation between our two countries in this sector,” he said. 
 
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