Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has revealed Federal Government plans in providing employment for the youths of the country.
Upon receiving the Strategic Framework and Implementation Plan on Job Creation and Youth Employment in Nigeria, Osinbajo revealed via his Facebook page that, the Federal Government of Nigeria will create three million jobs in the Technology, Wholesale and Retail, Construction and Allied sectors of the Nigerian economy. All these he promised will happen within a space of three years, starting from this year 2016.
Osinbajo revealed that plan is a joint effort by the job Creation Unit of the Presidency and the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, NESG, which is definitely a positive initiative geared towards job creation in Nigeria.
This year alone, over 700, 000 private sector jobs will be created, majority of which will be in the Agro-allied sector. This private sector-led job creation plan is different from the direct government jobs planned by the Buhari presidency which includes the 500,000 teaching jobs for unemployed graduates.
The Vice President also acknowledged the fact that the process of job creation for the youth is quite slow, but reassured everyone that President Buhari’s administration is working as fast as possible to have everything in place.