Minister, Federal Ministry of women affairs and social development, Zainab Maina today lamented increase in official rate of unemployment despite impressive economic growth in Nigeria.
She stated this in Ibadan during the Zonal launch of the Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria (YouWin) women programme.
According to the minister, half of young Nigerians especially women are officially classified as economically inactive because of the challenges they face.
While calling on women to come up with business proposals to earn a grant, Maina noted that women as better managers of resources would be able to contribute their quota to national growth and development through the initiative.
The programme is aimed at aimed at enhancing the opportunities for young women to participate fully and equally in the goal of enhancing the effectiveness of the Nigeria economy