President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja reiterated his dedication to creating extra jobs, with specific deal with enabling the non-public sector, concentrating on younger inhabitants by streamlining precedence on agriculture, arts, leisure, mining and Information Technology.
Speaking at a Presidential Parley with the Participants of Senior Executive Course 42 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies on the State House, the President mentioned the main target of the group’s analysis for the yr, “Population Growth and Human Capital Development: Challenges and Opportunities’’, was most applicable in timing, and the suggestions shall be totally thought-about.
“I’ve little question that you’ve evaluated the theme given to you. I can guarantee you that lots of your suggestions could be thought-about to additional improve Human Capital Development within the nation.
“Let me reiterate that our administration is dedicated to diligently pursuing investments in individuals, particularly in our youths in addition to most weak and poorest members of society. We will research and discover the artistic and modern suggestions in your report and direct implementations as quickly as attainable.’’
The President informed members of Senior Executive Course 42 that his administration had made large efforts at diversifying the financial system and lowering heavy dependence on the oil sector for presidency revenues and international alternate earnings.
Adding: “We are refocusing the financial system on agriculture, agro-processing, arts, leisure, mining, manufacturing, data expertise and labour-intensive industries to generate hundreds of thousands of jobs for our teeming youths and able-bodied Nigerians, whereas steadily integrating the financial system into the worldwide financial system.
“This administration developed the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan for 2017–2020, which centered on financial diversification and stabilization, making the enterprise setting extra aggressive, in addition to attaining macroeconomic stability by the use of fiscal stimulus and bettering the steadiness of exterior trades.
“We centered the plan on key sectors akin to vitality, agriculture, manufacturing, infrastructure, particularly rail, roads, broadband networks. We have made appreciable progress in meals manufacturing, particularly in rice. We will proceed to encourage non-public capital for infrastructural improvement by means of Public-Private Partnerships.’’
President Buhari famous that efforts had been made in setting up numerous programmes to equip Nigerians, notably the youth, with requisite expertise for employment, entrepreneurship, and wealth creation, which embody the Presidential Youth Empowerment Scheme, N-Power scheme, Youth Entrepreneurship Support Programme, Graduate Internship Scheme and Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria programme.
The President mentioned the Federal Government had taken steps to harmonise all operations associated to technical and vocational expertise improvement by all Ministries, Departments and Agencies, culminating in a brand new partnership between the Industrial Training Fund and Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association beneath a particular initiative referred to as the Technical Skills Development Project.
“In addition, the Government is implementing the Special Public Works programme to supply employment alternatives to 774,000 youths throughout the 774 native authorities areas of Nigeria. We have additionally lately launched N75 billion Nigeria Youth Investment Fund, of which N25 billion have been offered in 2021 Budget. All of those are per our coverage of positioning the youth for strategic management in numerous fields of endeavour.’’
President Buhari counseled administration and members of college of the National Institute for getting members of Senior Executive Course 42 to deal with a theme and current a report as consultants on the subject material.
In his remarks, the Director-General/Chief Executive officer of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Prof. Habu S. Galadima, thanked the President for offering strategic and purposeful management for the nation despite daunting challenges, appreciating the administration for ably dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Director-General famous that the members for Senior Executive Course 42, 2020, had been correctly guided by every day briefs and steering of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
“We thanks for big investments within the individuals of this nation by means of extremely commendable programmes designed to take Nigerians out of poverty. One can solely think about the magnitude of the outcomes if these investments weren’t made,’’ he added.