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N350bn Infrastructure allocation will aid employment – FG 


The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige has said that the allocation of N350billion to infrastructure development in the country will aid massive job creation.

He said this to assure unemployed youths in the country that the federal government would provide jobs for them.

Speaking at the weekend while giving account of his seven months in office as part of the one year anniversary of President Buhari administration, Ngige said job creation was one of the cardinal agenda of the administration.

According to him, the heavy investment on infrastructure in the 2016 Budget, indeed the N350 billion-infrastructure funds attest to the determination of government in this direction.

He said, “Notwithstanding the prevailing economic down turn, government is doing its best in the provision of jobs, with emphasis though on blue-collar. The main agency of job creation is the National Directorate of Employment, which is under my ministry.

“The NDE has over one hundred skills acquisition centres across Nigeria, apart from the ones owned by some federal ministries, agencies and states. Since I came in, we have embarked on the rehabilitation and re-equipping of these NDE skills centres to enhance their training capacity. We are establishing a liaison with other skill centres owned by other ministries, agencies and state governments so as synchronize and standardize their operations.

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