The Federal Government has indicated its intention to engage the private sector in a bid to create three million jobs in three years, starting from 2016.
This private sector-led job creation plan is different from the direct creation of government jobs planned by the Muhammadu Buhari administration, including 500,000 teaching jobs for unemployed graduates.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice-President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists on Wednesday.
Akande said the implementation plan on the job creation and youth employment in Nigeria jointly packaged by the Job Creation Unit of the Presidency and the Nigerian Economic Summit Group was presented to the vice-president at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
“As laid out in the plan, ‘Strategic Framework & Implementation Plan for Job Creation & Youth Employment in Nigeria’, more than three million jobs would be created in the country within (the next) three years, starting in 2016, especially in technology, wholesale and retail, construction and agro-allied sectors of the Nigerian economy.
If the Federal Government should achieve this aim , it would reduce crime and corruption in the country and the beneficiary of this scheme would be able to contribute to the economy.
Source: The Punch