Buhari Govt Says Lifting 100M Nigerians From Poverty Possible

The minister said the key players in the private sector, including development partners, remained committed to achieving the goal.

Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari-led federal government has disclosed that the plan to lift100 million Nigerians out of poverty by 2030 is attainable.

Kachollum Daju, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, addressed reporters on Sunday in Abuja.

She said the key players in the private sector, including development partners, remained committed to achieving the goal.

Daju noted that Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) were also working hard to actualise the mandate.

She announced that her Ministry had inaugurated a data bank, known as Labour Market Information System (LMIS).

This data bank guide those who have been employed and those wishing to secure employment.

“The private sector is supposed to play a huge role because we cannot all be dependent on government”, NAN quoted her saying.

“For Ministry of Labour, we have different agencies and departments that have to do with employment skills.

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“Alongside the LMIS, we are also going to improve on job matching, known as the National Electronic Labour Exchange (NELEX).”

Daju informed the public that the Ministry had created about 16 job centres across Nigeria and will establish a centre in all 36 states and the FCT.

The permanent secretary said the plan to increase the number of centers was part of the measures to ensure that all 774 local government areas are covered.

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