FG launches programme to spur competency of young professionals

The Federal Government has inaugurated the Commodity and Export Department Young Professionals programme (CED-YP) to spur competency and expertise in public administration, news agency reports.

Adeniyi Adebayo, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, inaugurated the programme organised by the ministry’s Commodity and Export Department.

The Minister said that the programme would enable career development needed to boost the nation’s economy and it would serve as a continuous career development strategy to trigger speedy economic growth. He added that the beneficiaries would be exposed to other career development schemes organized by multilateral organizations.

He said, “The initiative will also provide an avenue to link up with other international sponsored professional development programmes such as World Trade Organisation (WTO), UNICEF, New and Emerging Talent Initiative (NETI), and World Bank young professionals programmes.”

The Minister also said that the scheme would help young professionals with decision-making abilities and policy implementation in the globalized world.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Sanni Gwarzo, commented that the scheme was important, as it will help to elevate skilled capital needed for economic development.

“Globally, young professional programmes are used for human capital development, which is an essential component in nation-building. Skilled human capital has been pivotal and considered to be one of the fundamental solutions to the challenges of economic growth and development. We are looking forward to seeing the work plan going forward, as well as witnessing the exploits of this great plan,” Gwarzo said.