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Okonjo-Iweala Tasks Incoming Government On Job Creation

Channels Television  
Updated May 10, 2015

Okonjo-IwealaNigeria’s Minister of Finance has tasked the incoming administration of the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), on job creation and infrastructural development.

During a session on Sunday with reporters in Abuja, the nation’s capital, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said that over 1.4 million jobs had been created annually in the past four years, by the Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.

She also noted that over 3,000 youths in the country had benefited from the Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigerian Scheme, popularly called “YouWIN”.

“That they are 3,900 young people called YouWinners today. You cannot take it away that the mortgage institution was created. The new enterprise bank will provide needed funds for SMEs,” she said, listing the achievements of the administration in the area of job creation.

However, Dr Okonjo-Iweala advised the incoming administration to focus on how to create jobs through the newly established development bank, as well as continue with other policies put in place by President Jonathan’s administration.

The Minister had weeks ago urged the incoming government to look at the economic policies that the current administration had put in place, as foundation and put more policies in place that would further ensure further economic growth.