Mr Godwin Emefiele, the Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has challenged graduating students of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) to create jobs in order to overcome the current economic challenges.
Emefiele, an alumnus of the university, charged the graduating students to strive to be job creators and entrepreneurs rather than being mere job-seekers.
He said the CBN, as part of its efforts to tackle unemployment and promote entrepreneurship, the bank had designed and formulated policies and programmes aimed at direct real sector intervention.
He also encouraged the graduating students and youths with not more than five years post-service experience to take advantage of the CBN Youth Entrepreneurship Development Programme (YEDP).
According to him, the programme is run in collaboration with other banks and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
He tasked the graduating students to take cognisance of the opportunities in their respective environments to motivate themselves by creating innovative ideas as well as turn the ideas into profitable ventures.
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