Federal Government Sets to Create 3 Million Jobs in 3 Years
The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo on has said that the Federal Government is working tirelessly towards creating close to 3 million jobs in 3 years time.
According to the VP, the 3 years plan is projected to come into being through Technology, Wholesale and Retail, Construction and Agro-allied sectors of the Nigerian economy, while 700,000 jobs would be private sector driven, from the Agro-allied sector.
According to the statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, who said that the framework is contained in a report titled “Strategic Framework & Implementation Plan for Job Creation & Youth Employment in Nigeria, which was submitted to Osinabjo by the Job creation Unit (JCU) of the Presidency and the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Receiving the report, the Vice President said “We are in a situation now when the only way is up,” thanking the NESG “for working so hard on this project.”
Osinbajo who was excited by the report emphasized that President Muhammadu Buhari is passionate about job creation as it remains an integral focus of government policy.
Stressing that job creation might be “painfully slow,” Osinbajo assured Nigerians that the Buhari presidency was addressing the constraints that businesses face including regulatory and institutional delays; Adding that the government and private sector need to work together to produce positive results.
“I am extremely excited at all that is available. We really have everything we need, we just need to get it right” he said
Speaking earlier at the meeting, the chairman of the NESG, Mr. Kyari A. Bukar noted that “NESG is honored to be part of the Committee, and we commit to collaborate with the JCU whilst leveraging our vast private sector network to collectively solve the unemployment challenges Nigeria faces.”
He urged the federal government to address the sectional constraints of job creation particularly in the four selected sectors of Technology, Wholesale & Retail, Construction and Agro-allied businesses.