The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said that the Muhammadu Buhari Administration has Created Millions Of Jobs since they came to Power in 2015.
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Lai Muhammed said this in Portharcourt at the Sixth graduation ceremony of 100 male and female entrepreneurs trained by the Empowerment Support Initiative (ESI) and the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
He said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government has added millions of new jobs to the economy since the administration took office in 2015.
This was his words
“Before this government came into power; the nation had 5 million rice growers but today 12.2 million rice growers have been added.
“That is an extra of more than 7 million jobs in the Agric sector alone, and this was collaborated by the Chairman of the Rice Growers Association a few days ago.
“Also, 200,000 jobs have been created directly by the N-Power programme while 300,000 jobs would be created in the second phase of the programme, while the school feeding programme has created 61,000 jobs just for schools,”Lai Mohammed, however, added that job creation should not be the responsibility of government alone but that of well-meaning individuals, Non-Governmental Organizations and corporate bodies.
Also in attendance at the event was The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi and his wife Dame Judith Amaechi, Founder and President of ESI,
Judith, wife of Minister of Transport, Chibuike Amaechi, presented certificates, starter packs and N150,000 to each of the trainees.
The Managing Director of NDDC, Mr Nsima Ekere, said the commission trained about 22,512 youths on entrepreneurial and vocational skills over the years.
“To this end, NDDC and ESI have taken out of the streets 100 unemployed youths of the region and redirected their energies into productive ventures for the benefit of all.
Ekere said that about 9,000 applicants applied to participate in the training programme but that only 100 were successfully admitted into the scheme.
The managing director urged youths to take advantage of the various vocational skill programmes to develop their skills for benefit of their families and society.