Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is prioritising job creation in every way possible, including fixing job-creation initiatives in its policies.
Osinbajo stated this on Monday at the formal presentation of the Research Report of Course 29 of the National Defence College, titled “Creating Jobs and Opportunities for Africa’s Largest Youth Population,” at the Presidential Villa.
Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a statement titled, ‘Why We Are Prioritising Job Creation, By Osinbajo’.
The Vice President said,
“If you recall, when the President was speaking concerning the budget in 2019, he mentioned that one of the critical things to do, concerning every Minister, is that, with every policy, we must state how many jobs to create.
“So, the key question that we ask regarding any government policy is how many jobs will this bring about, how many jobs it will create. And aside from that, there have also been several engagements with different policy bodies and ideas concerning job creation.”
He added that the government’s involvement must be in creating the enabling environment.
Osinbajo listed some of the programmes specifically designed to create jobs saying, “you are probably aware of the current effort of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council which was launched recently – the National Poverty Reduction with Growth Strategy, which I have the privilege of chairing its Steering Committee.
“This is another of the very broad plans of creating opportunities and more jobs.”