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Nigeria adopts measures to create 20 million jobs

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | May 29, 2019
Nigeria has adopted strategies to generate 20 million jobs in the agriculture, construction, transport and the services sectors Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, said in Abuja during a meeting with stakeholders on strategies for job creation by the Federal Government.
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The minister, who was represented by Mr. Sunday Akpan, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry noted that the ministry has charged the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) to come up with revolutionary multi-faceted job wealth creation strategies that will lead to a lasting solution to the hydra-headed problem.

Enelamah said, “ITF has been able to propose pragmatic strategies that within the tenure of the next level will generate about 20 million jobs from four key sectors of the Nigerian economy.”

He urged stakeholders to proffer innovative and pragmatic solutions that would pave the way for job creation leading to growth and development of the economy through entrepreneurship and increased Growth Domestic Product.

The Director-General of ITF, Mr. Joseph Ari, said the number of Nigerians without jobs had been a source of worry to the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

He said the National Bureau for Statistics (NBS) stated that the number of unemployed Nigerians increased from 17.6 million in fourth quarter of 2017 to 20.9 million in the third quarter of 2018.