FG Targets 20m Jobs in Buhari’s ‘Next Level’ Administration


James Emejo in Abuja

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah yesterday said the federal government has evolved pragmatic strategies that will generate about 20 million jobs from four key sectors of the Nigerian economy “within the tenure of the next level”.

He said President Buhari has further strengthened the drive to curtail the country’s rising unemployment by creating jobs and by providing employable skills for the teeming youths, through the Industrial Training Fund (ITF).

Speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting on strategies for job creation by the federal government, 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.”

Enelamah added that his ministry had already charged the fund to come up with…

Source: Thisday Newspaper