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We have kept our promise for creating Jobs for Nigerians-Lai

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The Federal Government has said that it has kept its words by commencing job creation across the country in fulfillment of its campaign promises.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on Monday at the South-South Town Hall Meeting
organised by his ministry He said that construction and ancillary workers have
started returning to work in droves as contractors are mobilized back to the various road construction
projects across the country.

Alhaji Mohammed listed some of the road construction works that have resumed as: Lagos- Ibadan Expressway, Bode Sadu-Jebba road, Abuja-
Lokoja road, Kano-Maiduguri road and the Loko and Oweto bridge linking Nasarawa to Benue.

He said work would soon start on the 2nd Niger Bridge which, he said, is in this year’s budget, adding:

As more and more road construction
works resume in the days ahead,
thousands of Nigerians will also be
returning to work.” The Minister also said the recruitment of 500,000
teachers had commenced through the online portal ‘ npower.gov.ng ’, while listing other direct job creation
and training schemes that are ongoing now as the N- Power Knowledge, which is training 25,000 Nigerians
in technology, and N-Power Build, which is training another 75,000 Nigerians in building services.

According to him, the Federal Government is exploring the agricultural sector for massive job creation
through the repositioning of the River Basin Development Authorities.

Still talking about jobs, an agreement
has been signed to reposition the River
Basin Development Authorities within
the next 18-24 months. The agreement
between the River Basin Development
Authorities and the Songhai Farms of
Benin Republic includes the training of
unemployed youths in integrated farm
practice. This programme is complimentary to the upcoming Youth
Agriculture Empowerment Programme
being planned by the Federal Ministry of
Agriculture and Rural Development,”
Alhaji Mohammed said.

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