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Federal Government to Create 1 Million Jobs in 2016 – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has diclosed that the the federal government will create no fewer than one million direct jobs in 2016.

This was contained in a statement issued by his senior special assistant (SSA) on media and publicity, Laolu Akande.

He also said that another one million poor Nigerians would benefit from the first phase of the Conditional Cash Transfer Scheme.

According to the statement, the VP made the remark during an interactive session with a cross section of the Nigerian Community in Burkina Faso.

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 that President 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 also boost agriculture and create jobs and wealth locally.

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

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

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