Buhari Never Promised 3 Million Jobs — Adesina

Ridwan Oliyide

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has claimed that the President Muhammed Buhari never promised 3 million jobs annally for the citizens of the Country.

Adesina stated that Buhari didn’t put a figure to the number of jobs he would create while expressing that all that the government does is create an enabling environment for creating jobs while the private sector creates jobs.

He made this known on Tuesday morning at the Arise News Television programme ‘The Morning Show’ while speaking on the achievements of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), in the last eight years.

The Special Adviser while responding to the question he was asked on President Buhari’s promise to create 3 million jobs annually in 2015, Adesina said, “Did you say 3 million was the promise? I wouldn’t say he put a figure. What I recall was that President Buhari gave the per cent of joblessness in the country. I wouldn’t recall that he gave a specific figure for the number of jobs we are creating. For all you know, that may have come from anywhere.

Adesina mentioned that private sector is saddled with the responsibility of creating jobs while the federal government provides an enabling environment for the citizens.

“Regard as it may, it is the job and the duty of the government to create an enabling environment for jobs in the country. It is not the government itself that creates jobs. All it does is to create an enabling environment.

“Most of the jobs you need in a country would come from the private sector. As long as you have an enabling environment, it is the private sector that will create the jobs.”

He, however, noted that Buhari has achieved in all sectors including oil and gas, infrastructure, legislative matters, and security.

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