195,534 New Jobs Created In 2012 – FG


The Federal Government must really be impressed by its efforts in job creation so much that it had to declare that a toatal of 195, 534 new jobs have been created in the past year.

Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, disclosed this to journalists at the end of the weekly FEC meeting on Wednesday.

He said, “In 2012, the Federal Government generated 195,534 new jobs from the various contracts awarded by the FEC. It is the practice that ministers must say how many jobs they will create through contracts before they are approved by the council.”

Maku, alongside the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Bala Muhammed, attributed the source of the figure to the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Emeka Wogu, who briefed council on the performance and challenges of his ministry in the year 2012.