The Federal Government has said job creation across the country has
commenced in fulfillment of its campaign promises. The Minister of
Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this in Uyo, Akwa
Ibom State, yesterday at the South-South Town Hall Meeting organised
by his ministry.
He said that construction and ancillary workers have started returning
to work in droves as contractors are mobilized back to the various
road construction projects across the country.
Mohammed listed some of the road construction works that have resumed
as: Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Bode Sadu-Jebba road, Abuja-Lokoja road,
Kano-Maiduguri road and the Loko and Oweto bridge linking Nasarawa to
He said work would soon start on the 2nd Niger Bridge which, he said,
is in this year's budget, adding: "As more and more road construction
works resume in the days ahead, thousands of Nigerians will also be
returning to work."
The Minister also said the recruitment of 500,000 teachers had
commenced through the online portal 'npower.gov.ng', while listing
other direct job creation and training schemes that are ongoing now as
the N-Power Knowledge, which is training 25,000 Nigerians in
technology, and N-Power Build, which is training another 75,000
Nigerians in building services.