The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) has said that the problems of job creation, power supply and road rehabilitation in Nigeria require an innovative approach to tackling them.
Speaking during her presentation at the Presidential Quarterly Business Forum (QBF) held recently at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the country’s capital, the National President of NACCIMA, Iyalode Alaba Lawson harped on the need for an innovative approach to the vexed issue of unemployment which currently stands at 18.8% with a larger number of young Nigerians mostly affected. She stressed the need to prioritise skills acquisition and expansion of vocational training that will equip young people for employment.
She also commended the Federal Government for sustaining the Business Forum which has strengthened the relationship and consultation between the Federal Government and the Organised Private Sector.
Iyalode also reiterated the importance of steady power supply and good roads within the country as drivers of productivity and economic growth.