The Minister of State for Education, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, has explained that the political crisis rocking Rivers state is all about positioning ahead for the forthcoming elections in 2015 in the state.
Mr Wike made this admission with Modele Sharafa-Yusuf on Channels TV’s View From The Top, where he added that the crisis is further aggravated by the press who he claims are profiting from it.
He however hinted that change is very difficult to accept referring to the controversy over the new leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state as ordered by a federal High Court in Abuja.
The Minister also inferred that he is good terms to the Governor of Rivers state.
When asked if he is being used by the President against the Governor of Rivers state, the Minister replied that it is insulting to make such a claim.
On why he is the most controversial Rivers state politician in Abuja, he likened the political rivalry in the oil rich state to football rivalry between Messi and Ronaldo.
He stated that the crisis has nothing to do with him and that the media is just using his name to sell their paper.
He also affirmed his support for the Felix Obuah led PDP in Rivers state.
Minister of Labour and Productivity; Emeka Wogu says the unemployment situation is global and not just in Nigeria and to address the issue the administration has so far created millions of jobs.
While speaking as a guest on ‘View From the Top’ the honourable minister acknowledged that unemployment is a global problem but also stated that the Jonathan administration in collaboration with his ministry has found solutions for unemployment in the pipeline.
“When people talk about unemployment, they try to situate it only within the African continent and particularly Nigeria, but the unemployment problem is global
But I want to tell you that the current administration under President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has taken various initiative aimed at forcing the unemployment situation down”
The minister stated further that some innovative initiatives, compared to other countries, had been put in place by the administration in a bid to tackle the unemployment issue in the country .
He however claimed that the Jonathan administration has created millions of jobs for Nigerians directly and indirectly, thanks to research work done by his ministry on 15 sectors like Agriculture where the minister said more than a million jobs have created in the sector alone.
He also stated that a scheme being run by his ministry has under its umbrella 3,000 individuals billed for empowerment.
Pascal Dozie said Nigeria government can revamp the national carrier if it can assure itself of proper management, because lack of proper management was another reason for the failure of the national carrier.
Pascal said he and his team went to Singapore for training, he found out that mismanagement was a major problem.
He said Singapore Airline was founded the same year Nigeria Airways was founded but Nigeria has had more managers while Singapore Airline was being managed by just one man since its creation.