Job creation remains my priority – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that job creation will remain one of the topmost priorities of his administration’s economic agenda.

The president stated this at the 2nd Convocation of the Kaduna State University in Kaduna.

He said it was only through job creation that government could attain its objectives of improved security and poverty reduction.

Mr. Buhari pledged that his administration would give the fullest possible support to all efforts to create more jobs through the reorientation of Nigerian youths towards an entrepreneurial mindset.

According to him, his administration will ensure that youths in the country are gainfully employed and youth restiveness curtailed.

“One of the focal points of this administration is job creation. Job creation will help in the achievement of other objectives of the government such as poverty reduction and security, which are some of the challenges this administration is confronted with.

“Insecurity cannot be divorced from unemployment and poverty because an idle mind, they say, is the devil’s workshop.

“With declining internally generated revenue and over dependence on the equally declining oil revenues, there is need to seek other ways of diversifying the economy so as to boost revenue.

“One of the ways we can achieve this is through the reorientation of our youths towards an entrepreneurial mindset.

“We must therefore promote and enhance the teaching and learning of entrepreneurial skills in all schools and tertiary institutions, thereby exposing our youths to the basics and rudiments of starting and sustaining their own businesses,” he said.

The president said to encourage and assist Nigerian youth to move from being job seekers to job creators, his administration would sustain and improve ongoing job creation programmes of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

He said that the programmes included the provision of start-up loans at concessionary rates by the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, the Bank of Industry, the Bank of Agriculture and other federal agencies.

Mr. Buhari urged Nigerian private sector to also do more to support government’s efforts to boost youth entrepreneurship and the development of micro, small and medium scale enterprises in the country.

He thanked the university for conferring an honorary doctorate degree of letters on him.

(NAN)


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  • excel

    Cutting unemployment to size will be a great achievement, this government will surely stablize the country. Nigeria is coming big again. PMB on the move. Change is here

  • SEGUN ONI

    HELLO,
    TO CREATE JOBS .THIS IS VERY GOOD .BOTH,ONE THING THE NIGERIAN SHOULD NOT ALLOWED ANYBODY TO DECEIVE THEM.BECAUSE, MR.PRESIDENT SHOULD COME ON BOARD TO THE TELEVISION AND TELL US HOW THEY WANT TO CREATE JOBS .
    BECAUSE, IT IS GOOD TO TELL MY SON THAT I AM GOING TO BUY YOU BAG AND I CAN CONTINUE TELLING HIM FOR MANY DAYS AND MONTHS AND YEARS WITHOUT EVEN GO TO THE PLACE THAT THEY ARE SELLING BAG AND NOT EVEN PUT IT IN MY MIND .
    I THINK THIS IS WHAT THEY CALLED DECEIVED AND I BELIEVE WITH WHAT I AM SEEING MR.PRESIDENT IS NOT THE EXACTLY PERSON THAT THE NIGERIAN KNOW BEFORE.THIS MAN IS ALREADY CHANGE AND MR.PRESIDENT IS COMING OUT WITH FULL OF LIES .
    SIR, YOU CAN SOLVE NIGERIAN PROBLEM .WITH DUE RESPECT ,SINCE YOU CAN NOT PERFORM WITHIN 1 TO 2MONTHS TO SOLVE THE NIGERIANS PROBLEM .YOU CAN DO IT ANYMORE.YOU WANT TO GIVE PEOPLE MONEY LOAN FROM BANKS OR CBN .SIR, YOU WANT TO LOAN PEOPLE MONEY TO DO FARMING .DO NOT DECEIVE YOURSELF AND I AM TELLING ALL WHAT I SAW THAT YOU WROTE IS ZERO SIR.
    DO NOT LIES TO US .CALL THE PEOPLE THAT THEY CAN DO THIS THING AND TAKE THE NIGERIAN TO PROMISE LAND .I AM STILL TELLING YOU THAT THE PEOPLE THAT ARE WORKING WITH YOU AND STAY WITH YOU . YOU WILL BLAME YOURSELF AT THE TIME .YOU WILL USE 3YEARS AND 6MONTHS WITHOUT ANY POSITIVE NEWS FROM YOU.
    THEN, YOU WILL SAY THAT NIGERIAN SHOULD GIVE YOU ANOTHER CHANCE WHICH YOU KNOW THAT IT IS NOT GOING TO WORK .
    SIR, I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND I AM IN SUPPORT OF YOU .SINCE,2010 AND YOU A DISAPPOINTED PERSON SIR.
    THE COUNTRY IS DOWN .
    I TOLD YOU THAT YOU CAN GO FROM ONE COUNTRY TO ANOTHER NO INVESTORS WILL COME DOWN .THIS IS THE FACT .YOU PEOPLE THINK THAT YOU CAN DO IT ONLY GO AHEAD AND DO IT .YOUR 3YEARS AND 6MONTHS WILL SOON END AND IT WILL REMAIN MONTHS FOR ELECTION AND YOU WILL COME OUT AGAIN OR APC .
    I SAID INVITE THE PEOPLE THAT THEY KNOW HOW TO SOLVE THE NIGERIAN PROBLEM .SIR.THE COUNTRY IS GOING DOWN EVERYDAY .
    GO TO EACH STATE AND CHECK EACH STATE MOVE TO BUS STOP AND SEE PEOPLE GO TO EACH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND SEE PEOPLE .
    NOGOOD NEWS IN OUR COUNTRY ANYMORE.IF,WE ARE SAYING THAT FORMER PRESIDENT IS NOT DOING WELL .YOU ARE IN POWER NOW .
    THE PROBLEM OF THIS COUNTRY IS VERY VERY EASY TO SOLVE .IF YOU SURELY DIRECTED BY GOD AND CONTROL BY GOD NOT BY PEOPLE .YOU WILL KNOW WHAT PEOPLE NEED FROM YOU AND YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM .YOU WANT TO GIVE LOAN .GIVE LOAN .YOU WILL SEE THE END OF IT .YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO .
    YOU WILL NOW EXPECTING PEOPLE TO WRITE AND TELL YOU WAY TO DO .THE YOUTH WILL TAKE OVER THE GOVERNMENT IN 2019 .IF THE COUNTRY IS NOT DIVIDED TILL THEN WITH WHAT I SAW .IF THE NIGERIA IS NOT DIVIDED THE PASTORS GOOD PASTORS THAT DIRECT BY GOD AND THEY CAN SEE NOT FAKE PASTORS .THE WORD OF GOD IS ONE .IF THE WORD OF GOD TURN TO TWO .THEN, SOMETHING HAPPENED .THE WORD OF GOD IS ONE .2016 IS A YEAR .IF NIGERIA IS NOT GOING TO DIVIDE.
    WELL, I WISH YOU GOOD LUCK SIR IN YOUR POWER AND YOUR PEOPLE THAT CONTROL YOU.
    I RESPECT YOU AND I RESPECT EVERYBODY CHANGE AND GIVE A GOOD CHANGE AND INVITE THE GOOD PEOPLE THAT CAN DO THIS THING .MADAM AISHAT BUHARI TRY TO CALL BABA TO DO SOMETHING AND INVITE HIM TO THE ROOM AND TELL HIM TO SIT BACK.
    IT IS YOUR HUSBAND CALL HIM NOW AND SPEAK WITH HIM AND IF HE REFUSED TO HEAR YOU .SPEAK OUT TO THE NIGERIANS .SO,THEY WILL KNOW THAT YOUR HAND IS CLEAN .
    BYEBYE