By Gambo Suleiman Haruna
An indigenous oil firm, Belema oil, has resolved to partner with National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) to work out modalities for providing employment for 327 youths.
The Chief Executive officer of the firm, Mr Jack Rich Tien, unveiled the plan in a message to the President of NYCN, Amb. Sukubo Saraigbe, in Abuja.
Tien said the company had commenced mobilisation and fact tracking activities in all its locations to provide employment opportunities for three youths in each senatorial district.
He said the company intended to reduce unemployment pressure on the teeming youths in the New Year.
He reported that no skill was required for the jobs, but applicants would be required to provide letters of recommendation from their recognised traditional leaders.
Such letters, he explained, should be addressed to state governors of the applicants, who would in turn forward a corresponding letter of attestation to the federal ministry of labour and employment to ensure fairness in the exercise.
He said that the final letter would be routed by the ministry of labour and employment through the President of NYCN to Belema Oil Limited.
The president of NYCN thanked the company for the plan to provide job opportunities and also do more to promote its corporate social responsibility.
He said that the plan to give N100,000 to more than 2,500 widows was worth emulating by other companies.