Nigeria’s Labour Ministry To Partner African Development Bank On Job Creation

The efforts the Federal Government at job creation received a boost today as the Federal Ministry Labour and Productivity under the leadership Chief Emeka Wogu made a commitment partner with the African Development Bank on Skills and infrastructural developments.

Chief Wogu made this commitment in his office today during a courtesy call on him by the delegation the African Development Bank led by Chief Country Economist Dr. John Kofi Baffoe.

“One the main aspects the Transformation Agenda Mr. President is job creation/employment generation and infrastructure development. It is my honour give you access the technical team through the Permanent Secretary of Ministry Labour and Productivity Dr. Tunji Olaopa, and I would be available for further discussion. We are ready buy-in to your proposal as your ideas are equally in line with the Transformation Agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan. I believe we will have a well thought out and a well design country strategy programme for the country”. Chief Wogu affirmed.

“I want equally inform you that the administration has done alot in the area of electricity generation and we are prepared do more. When the Federal Government actualizes power reform programme, it will equally create jobs leading filling of the skills gap through training and re-train. The same will go with the policy in the downstream sector of the , it is expected that with the complete deregulation of that sector investors will come in with investment and that will include once they come in and start building refineries in addition to the one we are working on through the Turnaround Maintenance more jobs will be created from these investment”. He emphasized.

Earlier in his remarks the Chief Country Economist of the African Development Bank, Dr. John Kofi Baffoe, informed the Minister that the purpose of the visit was to the Funds proposal on infrastructural and skill development programme for a buy-in by the Ministry.

“The main purpose of our mission here is to some proposal for a buy-in. We have come out with two strategic pillars that we will like your Ministry to be involved in and they are; infrastructure development in term of energy, power, road as well as Agro business and the value change, the second is the issue of Skills Development in tackling unemployment especially for the youths. We are presenting these in view of the need for skill development to improve the employability of the youths in Nigeria” Dr. John Koffi stated.


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