Good News: FG Has Created 750, 000 Jobs For Youths To Close Unemployment Gap

The Federal Government has created 750, 000 jobs for youths to close the unemployment gap in the country.

The Director-General, Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR), Mr. Dasuki Arabi disclosed on Sunday, February 13, 2022, in Abuja.

He explained that the purpose of creating 750,000 jobs is to engage the youths and make them productive in society.

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According to him, thee Bureau of Public Service Reforms conducted research with the Nigeria Economic Summit Group and resorted to job creation to help the teeming youths.

He said: “We did some research works with the Nigeria Economic Summit Group to look at unemployment in the country and we came out with the policy.

“The summit came up with the idea of the 750,000 jobs that have been adopted by the Federal Government for the youths and the unemployed.”

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The Director-General also noted that the agency would collaborate with the Central Bank of Nigeria and other relevant bodies to achieve its vision.

“We are working with the Central Bank of Nigeria and SMEDAN to provide a lot of support for the unemployed.

“It is also the reason why the government is introducing entrepreneurship at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels.

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“The idea is for youth to be engaged while in school before the time for employment comes.

“As you are working or schooling you are learning a skill, when you come out you don’t have to rely on the government for employment.”

“The registration of business for certain groups is almost free and is supported by CAC and related agencies.

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“These are some of the things that we have done and these are some of the things the government is doing to fight unemployment.

“And the bottom of all this is, the government is doing quite a lot to provide an enabling environment for the private sector to thrive, so they can provide additional space of employment.

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“We can see that with the privatization of PHCN, DISCOS have been created, we have vendors selling units for charging meters.

“A lot of things were done for the private sector to thrive, expand and provide support to Federal Government for growth in the economy,” DG said.

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