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It’s Not Govt’s Duty to Create Jobs – Buhari’s Spokesman Blows Hot

Femi Adesina says it's not government's duty to create jobs

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, disclosed that it is not the government’s responsibility to create jobs for its citizens.

Adesina made the comments on Tuesday, May 2, on 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.

Politics Nigeria gathered that Adesina stressed that what the government needs to do is to create an enabling environment for creating jobs while the private sector creates jobs.

Reacting to the question he was asked about President Buhari’s promise to create 3 million jobs annually when his administration assumed office 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.”

“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 finally reiterated that Buhari has achieved in all sectors, including oil and gas, infrastructure, legislative matters, and security.

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