Rivers focuses on job creation for youths to tackle crime
The Rivers State Commissioner for Youths Development, Alfred Tobin, has identified massive creation of jobs for youths as antidote to crime in the state.
DMO explains borrowing from China, says no reason to panic
The Debt Management Office (DMO) has explained Federal Government’s borrowing from China amid various comments in recent times about borrowings by developing countries from the country. A statement by the Director-General of DMO, Patience Oniha, said the comments seemed to have become heightened following the recent summit of the forum on China-Africa Co-operation and claims…
Policy options to deepen job creation in Nigeria
The ultimate goal of economic growth is to improve the living standard of people in any country. This goal is sustainably achieved, primarily through people’s employment income. Thus, employment is seen as the main mechanism through which the goal of economic performance is reflected and achieved. In the same vein, the twin issues of job…
Nigerians bemoan unemployment, task government on job creation
Job creation was the main concern of many Nigerians as they join the world to celebrate Workers’ Day. Indeed the Latest report by the NOI Polls has indicated the huge unemployment...
Experts chart path to job creation through economic diversification
Until indices that drive the economy and expand employment are prioritized, the rate of unemployment in the country will continue to rise, economic experts have said. They argued that what drives employment is consumer demand and if the consumer demand is high, investors, producers and manufacturers would expand their capacities which would in turn create…
Migration: Atiku calls for enabling environment for job creation
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has advised governments at all levels to create the enabling environment that would attract and sustain investments that would create jobs for the army of unemployed in Nigeria. A statement by Atiku Media Organisation on Sunday in Abuja reported Abubakar as making the recommendation to mark the United Nations International…
The Experience Lagos and the challenge of job creation
In the basic teachings of economics, four cardinal factors are responsible for production. They are land, labour, capital and entrepreneurship skills. In a broader sense, land and capital (finances, machinery etc) are classified under material capital while labour and entrepreneurship skills are classified under human capital. Human capital or human resource has become such a…
NECA tasks government on improved FX policy, job creation
Reacting to the latest NBS report that showed unemployment increase by 351,015 in Q4 Director General of NECA, Olusegun Oshinowo, said the data was disturbing but not surprising in the light of the economic recession of the last three-quarters.
OSIWA faults government’s policies on job creation
The Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) has described entrepreneurship programmes by the Federal Government as mere palliative measures that are not addressing the unemployment challenge.