President Buhari Has Created 7 Million ‘Blue Collar’ Jobs In Two Years – Labour Minister, Chris Ngige, Releases Most Shocking Breakdown

By Post-Nigeria November 3, 2017 13:28

President Buhari Has Created 7 Million ‘Blue Collar’ Jobs In Two Years – Labour Minister, Chris Ngige, Releases Most Shocking Breakdown

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has disclosed that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has generated about seven million jobs, since coming to power in 2015.

Ngige disclosed this in an interview with State House Correspondents, at the end of a meeting, which he had with Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He said Agriculture and Agric chains alone, have created between five million and seven million jobs.

“We promised jobs when we came on board, but what has happened is that people tried to quantify jobs in terms of ‘white collar’ jobs for graduates from Universities, Polytechnics, but they do not want to look at the ‘blue collar’ jobs.

“Agriculture and its chains alone have created more than five to seven million jobs. Talk in terms of rice; from rice tilling, harvesting, sending to the paddies, mills, and even where people are making the jut bags, transportations, people are getting jobs. So, that value chain alone from Agric is enormous.

“Take the N-power, we have created millions of jobs from here. Skill acquisition from the NDE and other agencies of government, jobs are being created. We give them tools as plumbers, electricians, cosmetologists, shoemakers, tilers, and several other areas. We have created several jobs.”

Ngige said he seized the opportunity of the meeting with the President, to brief him on the various industrial actions witnessed recently in the country.

“We had to look at where we are, and also look at where we are in terms of jobs creation, labour administration, and the issue of national minimum wage, which labour has been asking the government to set in motion the process”, he said.

 

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