Private Sector, Not Government Is Responsible For Creating Jobs – Salisu Mohammed
A member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Salisu Mohammed, has said that government is not responsible for creating jobs.
Rather, he believes, “it is the private sector that can create jobs. Government is just to create that enabling environment which is what I believe the Ministers should be able to do. If that enabling environment is created, the private sector will run to come in”.
Mohammed said this when he made an appearance on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily, ahead of the inauguration of Ministers-Designates and Permanent Secretaries on Wednesday.
Speaking of his expectations, he said he was optimistic that the new cabinet members would deliver on their mandate and “things are going to be done differently”.
According to him, there is a lot more energy and drive from the presidency and the cabinet members would be held accountable to the responsibilities that would be given to them.
He further stated that the new ministers-designates were selected from across Nigeria and would work for the collective good of all Nigerians, tackling key issues such as security and economic diversification.
Also speaking on the matter, spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council, Sani Umar, said: “with the way and manner he has taken governance this time around perhaps may be able to achieve his objectives”.
On whether or not the president has the right team to fulfill his mandate, he said: “from all indications, I would rather say let me keep my fingers crossed”.
Umar, however, said that the schedules and conditions of service to the ministers should be made public so that Nigerians would be carried along and would know that this is what is expected of a particular Minister or of a particular Ministry.
“Nigerians should be the judge at the end of the day whether those people actually performed to expectations or they were a failure. The President himself will now act as the headmaster. If Nigerians say you have failed, then you have failed what are you doing? Just go!”.
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