The Goodluck Jonathan administration says it has created more jobs more than any other administration within its short term, as over seven million young Nigerians have been empowered, supported or educated using the YouWin, SURE-P and Agropreneur programmes.
This revelation was made at the conference hall of the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
It was the unveiling of the Youth Entrepreneurship Strategy, designed to aggregate all the programmes in a single window portal for the use of the beneficiaries.
President Goodluck Jonathan, at the launch, said that with the new strategy, his administration would be providing jobs to the tune of 2 million per annum.
He called on Nigerian youths to key in to the entrepreneurship strategy which he said had been designed to turn Nigeria into a different country in the next ten years going by the process.
Taking a break from campaign tours across the country to attend to the needs of Nigerian youths, the President beat his chest that jobs are being provided already and he would like to do more.
Some of the past beneficiaries of the YouWin, SURE-P, Agropreneurs and the graduate internship programmes, who are already employers of labour, also validated the President’s claims as they shared their testimonies.
The CEO of Anabel Group, Nicholas Okoye, who has been part of waging the war against unemployment, reeled out startling statistics of what the Jonathan administration job creation programme had achieved so far.
He also created the portal that would enable more Nigerian youths benefit from the various programmes.
It is believed that the new portal would eliminate the complains associated with all the job creation programmes.
He enjoined Nigerian youths to join the single window to access all Federal Government empowerment and entrepreneurship programmes.