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NLC seeks collaboration with Canada, Germany to mitigate rising unemployment

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is seeking collaboration with the Canadian and German governments to mitigate the high unemployment rate in the country.

According to the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, the collaboration was through vocational training and skill acquisition.

Wabba made this known when he led a delegation of the Congress on a courtesy visit to both the Canadian and German Embassies in Abuja on Tuesday.

Curbing illegal migration

He said that such collaboration was necessary to curb the high level of migration through the Mediterranean by Nigerian youths seeking better source of living.

At the Canadian High Commission, the NLC President expressed the commitment of the Congress to work with development partners in the country.

“We want to see the areas of possible assistance within the context of the current economic challenges in the country, especially in the area of unemployment and vocational training.

“The Congress will continue its advocacy in the area of development as the congress is playing a leading role on the African continent in engaging issues of development,” he said.

In his remarks, Christopher Thornley, the Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, commended the NLC for looking for ways to ensure vocational training for the Nigerian youths.

He described the NLC as a very important partner in the development of the country, adding that Labour economy was a very important source of information for any society.

For his part, the German Ambassador to Nigeria, Berhard Schlagheck, assured the NLC delegation of the collaboration.