As a result of the commencement of the N-Power job creation programme, the Federal Government has said it has fulfilled its campaign promises to provide employment for the citizenry.
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said this in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, on Monday at the South-South Town Hall Meeting organised by his ministry.
Mohammed said construction and ancillary workers have started returning to work in droves as contractors have resumed the construction of various road projects across the country.
“As more and more road construction works resume in the days ahead, thousands of Nigerians will also be returning to work.”
While noting the 600,000 jobs to be created from the N-Power scheme, he also disclosed that the Federal Government is exploring the agricultural sector for massive job creation through the repositioning of the River Basin Development Authorities.
“Still talking about jobs, an agreement has been signed to reposition the River Basin Development Authorities within the next 18-24 months.”
“The agreement between the River Basin Development Authorities and the Songhai Farms of Benin Republic includes the training of unemployed youths in integrated farm practice. This programme is complimentary to the upcoming Youth Agriculture Empowerment Programme being planned by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.”