Nigerian govt to create 1million jobs in 2016 — VP Osinbajo

Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of Nigeria

The Federal Government will create no fewer than one million direct jobs in 2016, the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has said

A statement by Laolu Akande, his Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Media and Publicity, quoted Mr. Osinbajo as saying that another one million poor Nigerians would benefit from the first phase of the Conditional Cash Transfer Scheme.

The statement, released to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja, said theVP made the remark during an interactive session with a cross section of Nigerian Community in Burkina Faso.

Mr. Osinbajo was in Burkina Faso to represent President Muhammadu Buhari at the inauguration of the newly elected president of that country Roch Marc Christian Kabore.

He said President Muhammadu Buhari had announced job opportunities for 500,000 graduate youths, to be engaged as teachers.

He added that an estimated 500,000 non-graduate unemployed people would be trained as artisans.

The Vice President explained that the Conditional Cash transfer Scheme was intended to utilise the thrift system to grant loans to market women to enable them improve their businesses and earn decent living.

He said the homegrown school feeding programme would not only provide adequate nutrition to school children, but would also boost agriculture, create jobs and wealth locally.

Mr. Osinbajo assured the Nigerian community that the fight against corruption was a continuous one.

He said the Buhari administration would not only prosecute those involved but also recover all the loot that had been traced.

“We will go after Nigeria’s fund wherever it is found and we will recover it,’’ he said, saying “our country is bound for greatness”

The Vice President told the Nigerian community that President Buhari was a man to be trusted; a man of integrity.

“I am proud of our leadership and this is a great opportunity for the country to be great,’’ he added.

In his remarks, Nigeria’s Ambassador to Burkina Faso, David Bala, described the one million Nigerians resident in the country as “peaceful and law abiding” people.

Michael Adeyanju, the leader of the Nigerian Community in Burkina Faso, thanked the federal government for attending the inauguration of the Burkinabe President.

He described the gesture as a sign of cordial relationship between both countries.

He said Nigeria was the only country that donated 20 Hilux vans to assist the country’s electoral commission, adding that the gesture raised the pride of the Nigerian community.



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  • Felix Udoh

    Government of Fabu.

    • takethetrain

      sos…save it for the senator

  • asking question

    Yemi Oshinbajo,

    Please stop talking, without thinking. See the facts and figures below:

    Under Buhari’s 2016 budget Ministry of Transportation gets
    N13.7 billion, Ministry of Water Resources is allocated N7.2 billion

    and the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment is allocated N10.5
    These three Ministries’ allocation put together are allocated
    less than Lai Mohammed’s Ministry of Information.

    Which country in the world ever succeeded with this sort of crazy priority,
    and which country created one million jobs outside transportation, water production,
    trade and industry, by making PROPAGANDA a highest national priority? Which country?


    In the same vein, N49.1m has been proposed for the President in the 2016 fiscal period for publicity and advertisement as against N29.8m in 2015 by Goodluck Jonathan.

    For the office of the Vice-President, the budget document states that N48m is proposed for general travels and transport in 2016 as opposed to N33.86m in 2015.
    In the same vein, the document says N13.3m and N13.9m are being proposed for international travels and transport (trainings) and international travels and transport (others) for the Vice- President in 2016.

    Both amounts, when compared to the sum of N9.4m and N9.87m, which was allocated for the same purpose in 2015, represents an increase of N3.9m and N4.03m respectively.
    Other amounts allocated for the Vice- President are foodstuffs and catering, N16.6m; refreshment and meals, N7.5m; honorarium and sitting allowance, N8.8m; and publicity and advertisement, N23.08m.

    These amounts allocated for Osinbajo, when compared to the amount budgeted for former Vice President Namadi Sambo for the same purpose under the 2015 budget, represent an increase of N4.84m, N2.18m, N1.88m and N6.79m respectively.

    President Buhari told Nigerians that Nigeria was broke, accusing former President of messing up the economy, but it has been proved that he is the most extravagant and wasteful Nigerian leader since Independence.

    To feed Buhari and paying for his over-bloated expenses in the 2016 budget, Nigeria will be borrowing N2.2trillion and will be paying N1.3trillion in servicing debts.
    If Buhari is honest, he should have presented Nigerians with a Budget of N4trillion or less and cut his personal allocations instead of doubling it in most cases when compared with that of his predecessors

    • takethetrain

      instead of wasting so much time typing nonsense where you don’t belong, try typing on corruption in your state, and maybe youl make a difference?



    A total allocation of N2.2billion to the President Muhammadu Buhari (N1.75billion) and his deputy for feeding is the highest of similar allocation to any leader in the world. The figure was N710m higher than what was budgeted for the same purpose under former President Goodluck Jonathan.

    According to the budget document, N1.415bn was allocated to the President alone for general travels and transport. This amount, when compared to the N944.62m that Jonathan got in 2015, was N470.38m or 49.7% higher.

    A breakdown of the N1.415bn allocated for the President’s travels shows that the sum of N714.5m is proposed for local travels while N701.16m is budgeted for international travels.
    Both sums, when compared to the N640.34m and N304.32m allocated for the same purposes under Jonathan for local and foreign trips, represent an increase of N74.16m and N396.84m.

    For foodstuffs and catering materials, a total sum of N114.9m is allocated for Buhari alone, indicating an increase of N45.09m or 64.6% over that of Jonathan.

    In terms of honorarium and sitting allowances, N307.64m was budgeted for the President as against N223.24m allocated for the same purpose in 2015.

  • Romberg

    I hate to be vitriolic. But we all know Nigeria is set for greatness, save propagandists’ lies. First, by default, Nigeria’s economy generates nearly 2.5 million jobs a year. But the effect is seldom felt because the number of new entrants to the job market every year exceeds the number of new jobs created. Invariably, this means finding jobs is much more difficult for job seekers year in year out.

    There are more than 600k teachers in Nigerian primary schools. Buhari wants to add 500k to these, when there are only less than 200k teachers in the secondary schools and our vocational schools are haemorrhaging? You will be sorry for our universities: I stand to be corrected, no more than 1% of Nigerian academics can write for top class journals! In other words, those we are trying to employ are actually poorly trained – and this is not their fault; Nigeria made them what they are!

    Osinbajo thinks N5000 will make some people earn a decent living, like him? It’s not even a grant, it’s a thrift. No thought, no debate, no details; but we must all embrace it – because Osinbajo says so? If you want people to earn decent living, help them with decent input not with N5000 that will not even pay their transport fares home from farm. Educate them. Give them skills on cooperative competition and collaboration, and preservation. Protect them from unrests and lack of security. Guarantee their access to appropriate loans. Help their cooperatives to be accountable and buy off their bad books. Make good policies that will make them feel included in the Nigeria project. Help them not to abuse their children. Given them housing. Give their children scholarships. Protect them from misogyny and stereotyping. Don’t tell them to go to hell because they sell by the road side; provide alternatives for them if you have to send them away from the streets. Give them opportunities to take their own decisions and to have bigger political stakes.

    • takethetrain

      i didn’t read it but i can’t help but wonder, are you related to longberg?

  • Words on Marbles


    “A total
    allocation of N2.2billion to the President Muhammadu Buhari (N1.75billion) and
    his deputy for feeding is the highest of similar allocation to any leader in
    the world. The figure is N710m higher than what was budgeted for the same
    purpose under former President Goodluck Jonathan”.

  • AmenWolf

    The only thing that osibajo is good for as vp is to keep dishing out lies and deception to apc’s naive and gullible followers.

  • takethetrain

    the jobs created will be for the

  • NinjaK

    does this one even know what is going on in govt…?

  • benjamin ikhuoria okhilua fami

    with regard to Mr president and his vice president hon our yemi osinbajo with initiative on human capital development and employment on Nigeria youth and job seeker which also include me and my wife ,both graduate of various field of profession in Nigeria university services since 2005-6 still trusting GOD good policy that will empower us in the resourceful organization in Nigeria, we both have various experience wih private organization which have not be profitable in team of financial remuneration salary and allowance -with regard to our my two kid that still in school praying for better Nigeria for well fair seek ,i real use this median to appeal Mr president and his hon our vice to assistance with creation and empower to achieve our dream
    as a citizen of the great nation Nigeria the giant of Africa