President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his administration’s commitment to job creation, saying it is one of the highest priorities of “our change agenda.”
In his words: “This administration will ensure that youths in the country are gainfully employed and youth restiveness curtailed.
“One of the focal points of this administration is job creation. Job creation will help in the achievement of other objectives of the government such as poverty reduction and security which are some of the challenges this administration is confronted with. Insecurity cannot be divorced from unemployment and poverty because an idle mind, they say, is the devil’s workshop.”
The President stated this at 2nd convocation ceremony of the Kaduna State University, Kaduna State, where he was conferred with an honorary doctor of letters. The award is the first ever conferred on him.
Buhari further stated that “One of the ways we can achieve this is through the reorientation of our youths towards an entrepreneurial mindset.
We must therefore promote and enhance the teaching and learning of entrepreneurial skills in all schools and tertiary institutions, thereby exposing our youth to the basics and rudiments of starting and sustaining their own businesses.”