Our focus is to create jobs - President Buhari

Our focus is to create jobs - President Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has restated the commitment of his administration to creating jobs for the youthful population of Nigeria.
Speaking during an audience with the Director-General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Guy Ryder, in Abuja Thursday, President Buhari said his administration has prioritised Agriculture, Housing and Infrastructure development in the last four years.

He said the focus in the areas was to create jobs today and ensure peace and equitable prosperity for future generations.

The President added that it was simply impossible to continue to import food with the nation’s population which is close to 200 million adding that it is rather better to work harder to be able to produce food that will feed the nation.

President Buhari also told the ILO chief that his government had attacked head-on the big deficit in Power, Roads, Bridges, Rails and Housing … in order to ensure adequate housing is available today and for many years to come.

He attributed some of the achievements of his government so far to consultations before taking critical decisions affecting the labour force and as a result of strategic fiscal and monetary policy decisions.

President Buhari used the opportunity to congratulate the international organisation on its 100th year anniversary.

Earlier in his remarks, Mr Guy Ryder told the President that he was in Nigeria to attend the Global Youth Employment Forum where over 60 countries have gathered to address practically the most pressing challenge of finding decent jobs for young people. He also expressed the commitment of the Organisation to existing partnership and cooperation with Nigeria

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