Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority, others re-skill finance Journalists
•Invests $600,000 in oxygenators
THE Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) in partnership with other organizations including Whistler media, over the weekend, concluded a five-day capacity building for media professionals in the country.
Speaking to newsmen at the sidelines of the training programe on Saturday, Titilope Olubiyi, Communications Adviser, NSIA, said that with about $600,000 expended for the procurement of relief equipment to health institutions in the fight against COVID-19, shortcomings plaguing the healthcare sector has been reduced.
According to him, the donation of 189 equipment, comprising regular patient monitors, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) monitors and dual oxygen concentrators to these institutions, is part of the NSIA’s plans to invest and develop viable projects to promote policies that strengthen the health sector.
He added that the skill set that people needs to function in the new normal has changed greatly from engagement that require physical contacts to remote working. This, according to him, has affected a lot of businesses and industries and kept many people working from home.
“So, we are working with Global Citizens, we set up solidary fund with the aim to re-skill and re-tool young people, for the challenges that will come after COVID-19,” he stated.
NSIA’s $685 million Future Generations Fund invests in a diversified portfolio of asset classes, including private equity and venture capital, in order to provide future generations of Nigerians a savings base in the context of declining domestic oil reserves.
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