Cloudy Weather Report Ramallah, Palestine +4°C, Cloudy

We’re working to deal with unemployment problem – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday assured Nigerians that the Federal Government had not relented in its efforts to address the nation’s unemployment problem.

Osinbajo stated this during a town hall meeting in Benin with youth groups, traders and other stakeholders in business, agriculture and Information and Communications Technology as part of his two-day visit to Edo State.

The Vice President said the government was committed to supporting small businesses through funding and expert advice from its agencies to micro, small and medium-scale enterprises.

He emphasised that the social investment programme of the Federal Government was important to President Muhammadu Buhari, adding that 200,000 beneficiaries had been recorded, while the number would be increased to 300,000 by the end of June.

Osinbajo explained, “The important thing for us as a government is to make sure that we deal with the unemployment problem. We will deal with it in two ways.

“One, by direct employment; that is what we are doing through the N-Power programme. We will also deal with it by giving credit to people who want to work, whether it is the market women, the artisans, the N-Build, the N-Teach and all that.

 “Apart from that, we will also give credit to the very lowest traders, those who are hawking, those who are selling little things all over the country because all of these people are hard-working Nigerians.

“And we want to make sure that every Nigerian who is prepared to work, we will give them an opportunity to work.”

On the new housing project in Benin, Osinbajo stated, “I want to commend the governor of the state for the excellent work that he is doing. I think that when I come back next (time), we are going to see some major industries here and there, and some many changes.”

Earlier, Governor Godwin Obaseki had enumerated efforts by his administration to address the menace of human trafficking to include the constitution of ward development committees to guide the government in the provision of necessary infrastructure in rural areas.

Obaseki stated that the ‘Edojobbers’, an initiative of the state government, had so far created 35,000 beneficiaries, even as he encouraged the youth to embrace agriculture as a business, with support from the government.

In addition to the implementation of the Edo-BEST programme in 300 schools, the governor said the state would soon commence the school feeding programme across the 18 local government areas.

On his part, the immediate past governor of the state, Adams Oshiomhole, said that the visit by the Vice President confirmed that Obaseki was building on the foundation he (Oshiomhole) laid for the growth and development of the state.

“I am happy because those that have doubt about our governor now know that we have a credible and performing governor, who is building on our development,” Oshiomhole stated.

Copyright PUNCH.
All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH.

Contact: [email protected]

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)


No tags for this article
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are those of the writers and do not reflect those of accepts no responsibility legal or otherwise for their accuracy of content. Please report any inappropriate content to us, and we will evaluate it as a matter of priority.

Related Articles

“I Thought I’d Blow In Lagos, But God Humbled Me” – Tekno’s Babymama, Lola Rae

Posted by Akham Papa on September 23, 2018 under Entertainment 2 Singer, Lola Rae talks about her struggles in her music career in Lagos. The talented singer

If Obasanjo Has Problem With Me, That’s His Problem – Atiku Insists

When asked to comment on the alleged rift between him and Obasanjo, Atiku said he had no problem with the former President. A former Vice President,

PREMIER LEAGUE!! Chelsea Drop First Points Of The Season After Surprise 0 – 0 Draw At West Ham

Posted by OluwaFemi on September 23, 2018 under Sports 0 Chelsea dropped their first Premier League points after a frustrating London derby at West Ham. The visitors

Most Watched Videos

View all posts

The Marriage Test Bucket - (Video)

Watch this hilarious spoof:  The Marriage Scanning Bucket.  Please leave a review below.

Nigeria vs Zambia 1-0 - (Video)

Watch the football match between Nigeria vs Zambia 1-0, shows  Extended Highlights from the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers on 7 October 2017

We Must Marry - (Video)

This video is pretty hilarious. Watch and laugh, then leave a review below.

What Type of Man Are You? (Must Watch Video)

This video describes in vivid terms, the types of men that exist.  Watch and review below.

Most Read News

View all posts

Trump says U.S. may make a trade deal with China at some point

President Donald Trump on Tuesday left the door open for China to negotiate an end to the trade war between Washington and Beijing, a day

Power-drunk soldiers torture woman who challenged them for driving against traffic

Afeez Hanafi A sales representative of a mobile phone firm based on Victoria Island, Adetoun Adenuga, says she has yet to get over the torture she

Taraba Govt. flays APC, Oshiomole over factional Clash

By Femi Bolaji Jalingo – Taraba State Government has berated the All Progressive Congress, APC, for the breach of peace experienced in some parts of the

New Video: Major Lazer - Orkant/Balance Pon It ft. Babes Wodumo

Major Lazer has shared the visuals for their latest single, 'Orkant/Balance Pon It' which features South African superstar, Babes Wodumo.The song is from the recently

Thai court rejects lawsuit against company of Leicester City owner

A Thai court Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit accusing duty-free giant King Power, the firm that owns Leicester City Football Club, of owing the state more

Buhari departs for United Nations General Assembly on Sunday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Sunday depart for New York to participate in the 73rd Session of United Nations General Assembly which officially opened on

Most Watched Movies