How I will end unemployment if elected, by Ezekwesili
Presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has disclosed how she would end unemployment, if she wins the presidential election in 2019.
She cautioned Nigerians against voting for “candidates who have no idea of how to solve the challenges facing the country.”
Ezekwesile promised that no fewer than 80 million Nigerians would be lifted out of poverty by her administration, promising that she would implement a productivity and competitiveness initiative to create new opportunities and jobs in some key sectors.
Among the sectors she listed, are agriculture, fisheries, livestock and agribusiness, where more than one- third of Nigeria’s active labour population are found.
She said: “There will be jobs from light manufacturing industries, construction, housing and public works, renewable solutions services, including trade, telecommunications technology, domestic tourism and creative industries.
“These industries not only hold the key to putting more Nigerians to work, but provides a much-needed boost to the nation’s productivity. Promoting and supporting these industries will occur through a mix of sound policies on trade, tax, infrastructure, skills, training, research and development.”
The ACPN candidate said her government would accord priority to building a rapidly expanding economy, which would be powered by the private sector, based on an economic structural change agenda.
She added that majority of those operating in the economy are in the informal, low productivity sectors.