2015 Election: Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan Vows To Create 2 Million Jobs Yearly If He Won
Incumbent Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has pledged two million jobs annually if he won in February polls.
The President was speaking in Ibadan, Oyo State, while meeting his supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the coming presidential elections.
The president was cited by the News Agency of Nigeria as saying he will produce jobs for the crowded jobless inhabitants in Nigeria.
Jonathan did not say how that will happen, after mainly worsening to provide as many jobs in the last six years as president.
As well corruption and insecurity, the Jonathan’s government is obstinately criticized over the huge unemployed population in Nigeria.
The presidency has always pointed to its Small and Medium Scale support agenda, Youwin, which gives grants to only 1,200 people annually.
The government says the programme has involved hundreds of thousands, a figure that has been asked.
According to Premium Times, the government has also failed to defend its statement that it produced 1.6 million jobs in 2013.
At the Ibadan campaign, Mr. Jonathan also praised South-West chiefs for endorsing fairness, human rights, saying he will endure to respect and work with people from the zone.
Jonathan also said the votes of Nigerian women will either release or sanction them to the kitchen, advicing women to vote for PDP.
It should be noted that the Vice Presidential Candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Yemi Osinbajo recently promised 720,000 jobs and a social security scheme for every elderly or disabled Nigerian in the first year of ruling if elected.