President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to create over 15 million new jobs if he is re-elected in the 2019 elections.
Buhari made this declaration on Sunday when the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) released its Next Level roadmap ahead of the forthcoming elections. A part of the document stated that “The Next Level of effort focuses on job creation across various sectors. From an enlargement of the N-Power programme to investing in technology and creative sector jobs to agriculture and revolutionising access to credit for entrepreneurs and artisans, there is scope for over 15 million new jobs. The march away from a mono-economy must continue with our industrialisation plan coming to fore.”
The president who also promised to remodel 10000 schools annually, said, “Our biggest ambition yet is the overhaul of our education sector. Every child counts – and simply, whatever it takes to prepare our teachers, curriculum and classrooms to attain the right educational goals that grow our country, will be done. We will remodel 10,000 schools every year and retrain our teachers to impart science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics using coding, animation, robotics to re-interpret our curriculum.”
Former Vice President and candidate of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar will release his policy document in Yola, Adamawa on Monday at 12pm.