Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole has identified youth employment as a sure way to end the security challenges currently facing the country.
Speaking yesterday, during a visit by the management of the Nigeria Bottling Company, Oshiomhole noted that “Government alone will never be able to provide all the jobs the citizens require.
“The challenge facing the country, more than anything else, is youth unemployment. It is now settled in development literature that government will never be able to provide all the jobs the citizens require. It is also increasingly appreciated by Nigerians that the best jobs are not in the public sector, whether in terms of pay, compensation or security of employment.
“Any responsible government will be delighted to deal with a company such as Coca-Cola, considering the reputation that the company had established over the years.”
The governor said that it was in the interest of the government to do whatever it could to encourage businesses to be established in the state and those in the state to expand in order to build a foundation for more employment opportunities.
“For us in Edo, we cherish your activities and I am happy to learn that you are going to dialogue with us on your plans for investment and expansion. I assure you even before I know the details, that whatever you want us to do, including providing land and constructing road, we will do them and provide any other incentive you require,” he added.