FG to create 40 million jobs in 4 years. As UNIzik executes ₦60b projects

By Okey Maduforo

The federal government is to creat a total of 40 Million Jobs within it’s four years in office under the Labour and Empowerment Enhancement Programme LEEP.

This is coming as the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka have successfully executed projects totaling over N60 Billion

Disclosing this in his address President Ahmed Bola Tinubu who is the visitor of the University represented by the Director Tertiary Education in the Ministry of Education Mrs Rekia Iliasu Tinubu stated that the program is to creat 10 million jobs through the creation of 2.5 million jobs .

“It is imperative to note that education cannot be considered in isolation from the Labour market , which is to absorb the products from the various tiers of education “

“In this regard we have through the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment recently inaugurated the Labour Employment Enhancement Programme LEEP whose intent is to creat ten million jobs through two and half million jobs annually for the next four years “

“This programme aims to to train and equip young Nigerians with the necessary tools and opportunities for employment, importantly self – employment, through the strategies of digital skills initiatives, vocational entrepreneurial skills programs , Infrastructure update and the National Electronic Labour Exchange NELEX” he said.

In his address at the occasion the out going Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Prof Charles Okechekwu Esimone announced that a total of 7,033 students are graduating as first degree and post graduate and also Post Graduate Diploma.

Esimone also announced that in the last five years of his tenure in office as Vice Chancellor projects attracted and executed cost the sum of N60 Billion.

“In summery the following were completed; right TET Fund projects, seven Federal Government Capital Releases on Infrastructure and five on Capacity Building, thirty seven Internally Generated Revenue Projects , four Presidential Needs Assessment Projects , and twelve Endowment Projects More details can be found in the book referred to above . The total projects attracted are estimated conservatively at over sixty billion naira” he said.

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