How Buhari employed 200,000 Nigerians at once – Osinbajo

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has boasted that no government in the history of Nigeria was able to employ over 200,000 graduates at once. Osinbajo said the Muhammadu Buhari-led government was able to break the jinx through its empowerment scheme, as N-Power. I think we are seeing the progress day by day. For example, look at investments;  hen an investment comes in, it doesn’t immediately translate to jobs until a few months. When you look at youth unemployment, for the first time in the history of this country, we have employed 200,000 graduates, there is no administration that has done that. We are also giving them devices for their training, so that each of them would have a device that they can use in training, in code writing and computing.

They can be better prepared for private employment, entrepreneurship in whatever they want to do. 200,000 young people by a government through one specific programme, and we are doing 300,000 more this year, so we are hoping to employ 500,000 graduates. There is unemployment all over the world, especially over Sub-Saharan Africa, but we are addressing it aggressively. President Trump will be here (at the World Economic Forum in Davos). What is your response to his alleged comments (about some African countries) and is that likely to affect the relationship between the US and Nigeria?

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