There seem to be bright prospects for Nigerians as President Muhammadu Buhari prepares to begin his second term in office. The federal government has said that it will create not less than 20 million jobs during President Buhari’s second term.
This was made known by the minister of industry, trade and investment, Okechukwu Enelamah, in Abuja on Monday, May 27 In the bid to deal with the menace of unemployment, the federal government has said that it will create not less than 20 million jobs during President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term. This was revealed by Okechukwu Enelamah, the minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, in Abuja on Monday. May 27, during a function on job creation organised by the Industrial Training Fund (ITF).
Represented by Sunday Edet Akpan, the ministry’s permanent secretary, Enelamah said that the jobs will be in sectors like agriculture, construction, transport and services, adding that the federal government has directed the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) to do this. The minister said: “In order to sustain and build on the successes recorded in this regard in the first tenure of Mr. President, we are articulating and strategising with a renewed impetus towards combating the twin evils of unemployment and insecurity.” The ITF’s director-general, Joseph Ari, said the the agency has equipped over 450,000 Nigerians with skills and empowered all the beneficiaries with start-up kits.
Ari said: “Over 80 percent of these numbers today are earning sustainable livelihoods either in the paid employment or are successful entrepreneurs who are even employing others. The stories are similar in a number of agencies with mandates to empower Nigerians with skills for employability and growth.”