FG targets 15million jobs creation between 2017-2020

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‎Despite the numerous challenges it inherited, the Federal Government on Tuesday assured Nigerians of its determination to create 15 million jobs in the country through the  Economic Recovery and Growth Plan before the year 2020.

Mr Sani Yakubu,  Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu  Buhari  disclosed at the opening of the  9th meeting of the National Council on Industry Trade and Investment organised by the Federal Ministry of Industry,Trade and Investment held  at Giginya Coral Hotel,Sokoto.

He said the implementation of the plan was built‎ on multi-stakeholder strategic engagement especially with the private sector.

According to him,  state governments will gain much by aligning their resources through effective utilisation plans in line with the national economic  plan.

“The ERGP is Nigeria’s home grown 4 year medium term development plan which captures 2017-2020  toward driving a responsive economic recovery and ensure sustained and inclusive growth building  a globally competitive and diversified Nigerian economy and investing in the people-the nation’s biggest assets base “,Yakubu pointed out.

The Senior Special Assistant further noted that the ERGP has evolved sixty strategies to stimulate the nation’s economy growth at an estimated annual growth of 8.5% in manufacturing which is a departure  from a negative growth of -5.8% in 2016 to 10.6% in 2020.

Yakubu however  said state governments can leverage information,data,feasibilities and business plans prepared at very high levels of competencies to achieving a desired objective of the plan.

He said that the  plan  specifically targets crowding in private sector capital as government’s budget comes under continuous pressure from an increasing long list of vital things to do is the need to draw in the domestic and multinational private sector investments.

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