I did not say we will create 200,000 jobs in October 2016 – Osinbajo


The month of October ended two days ago. But the 200,000 jobs promised by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was no where to be found.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Recall that Some weeks ago, Osinbajo announced that implementation plans for the mass employment of 200,000 unemployed graduates was almost completed.

The Vice president had launched a job creation site and asked Nigerian graduates to register.

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Millions believed the government and flooded the Web portal.

To support the job creation drive, the VP organized a small group of radio journalists and producers at the Presidential Villa and announced the plan

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“We expect that before the end of the month, we will engage 200,000, graduates so as to keep this young people occupied.

“Definitely before the end of this month, we expect that several states would have come on stream with their Home-grown School Feeding Programmes.

“We will be hiring caterers, cooks, etc in each state because it will be Federal Government funded from Primaries 1-3 and the state governments hopefully would be able to cater for the other classes,” Osinbajo had said.

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The Vice President equally stated that a Micro-Credit scheme will be floated for 1.5 million artisans, traders, market women and others ranging from N60,000 to N100,000. It will also be kicking off this month (October).

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“We are focusing on market women and artisans. We are working through the Bank of Industry, BOI. We‘ve already identified the banks and everybody who is involved in this. We should be flagging-off before the end of this month.”

It appears the government had hoped the Senate would approve Buhari’s borrowing plan. NASS’ rejection seem to be the reason behind the policy somersault.

However, the month we thought Osinbajo was referring to ended few days ago. In what seem to be a cover up of his failure to deliver, the VP has said he did not mean the October of 2016.

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If it’s not October 2016, then which year is he referring to?


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