At least one million direct jobs will be created in 2016, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said.
A statement issued by Laolu Akande, his Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Media and Publicity, quoted Osinbajo as saying that another one million poor Nigerians would benefit from the first phase of the Conditional Cash Transfer Scheme.
According to the statement released to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja, the VP made the remark during an interactive session with a cross section of the Nigerian Community in Burkina Faso where he went to represent President Muhammadu Buhari at the inauguration of the newly elected president of that country Roch Marc Christian Kabore.
He noted that President Buhari had announced job opportunities for 500,000 graduate-youths to be engaged as teachers. In addition to that, an estimated 500,000 non-graduate unemployed people would be trained as artisans.
Osinbajo assured the Nigerian community that the fight against corruption was a continuous one. He added that the Buhari administration would not only prosecute those involved but also recover all the loot that had been traced.
“We will go after Nigeria’s fund wherever it is found and we will recover it,” he said, saying “our country is bound for greatness”.
The Vice President told the Nigerian community that President Buhari was a man to be trusted; a man of integrity. “I am proud of our leadership and this is a great opportunity for the country to be great,” he said.