Online platform, Familylifers set to provide youths with skills

A Marriage Counsellor and Family Therapist, Mr Bisi Adewale, has launched an online platform called familylifers.com to provide empowerment, employment and acquisition of skills for youths and other well-meaning Nigerians.

Speaking at the launching ceremony in Lagos last week, the Counsellor said the platform would dissuade youths from activities likely to setback Nigeria and wreck havoc on the citizens.

He explained that the platform is very timely as the effect of the global pandemic is ravaging the economy, causing unemployment and increasing the level of poverty among the citizens of the country.

“The online forum provides an opportunity for empowerment, employment, acquisition of skills, advertisement of businesses for SMEs/entrepreneurs, etc.

“We are doing this for our youths to engage in meaningful ventures that would help to shun activities that could bring a setback to Nigeria and cause havoc on her citizens.

“It is no doubt that the world is currently facing a common and unseen enemy which has caused so much in the global economy; Nigeria inclusive.

“The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is not a small deal on the citizens in any way. It has increased challenges faced by families, especially our youths and young adults who are the future of our nation and tomorrow’s leaders.

“The current unemployment rate of 27.1 per cent (National Bureau of Statistics, Q2 2020) implies an increase in the poverty level in many families. Many youths are out of jobs beyond gender, geographical or educational biased reasons.

“It is on these premises that the initiative of creating an online platform was built to address structural and practical challenges faced by our youth today. It’s a laudable idea as this will collaborate and support the efforts of the government to curb the rate of unemployment among our youths,” he said.

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