The Federal Government is set to create 6000 direct new jobs as part of efforts to commemorate this year's International Youth Day, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Youth and Student Affairs, Nasir Sa'idu Adhama, said in Abuja yesterday.
Adhama said government was establishing textile clusters within the six geo-political zones where 1000 unemployed youths from each zone would be trained and provided facilities like sewing machines, fabrics and other equipment.
The training which is set to take off in the next 60 days, seeks to engage 6000 youths who will be trained, while those already trained will be retrained.
"What we are looking at is after the training, state governments will provide the beneficiaries with opportunities to sew school uniforms for primary and secondary school students in the states. This will take away negative thoughts and idleness from them," he said.
He urged all stakeholders to focus on the role of youths in ensuring poverty eradication and achieving sustainable development.