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Jobs, Jobs, Jobs By Sonala Olumhense

Goodluck Jonathan Declaration for Presidency Speech 18 September 2010
“…We will fight to create jobs, for all Nigerians!”
Nigeria targets 600,000 jobs as N15tr gas projects begin

[The Guardian, March 25, 2011]

Goodluck Jonathan Declaration for Presidency Speech 18 September 2010

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“…We will fight to create jobs, for all Nigerians!”
Nigeria targets 600,000 jobs as N15tr gas projects begin

[The Guardian, March 25, 2011]

NIGERIA’S march towards getting into the bracket of top global economic powers got a boost yesterday as President Goodluck Jonathan launched a gas-driven economic roadmap.
He [said] that the aggressive and forceful nature of his administration’s ambition to re-industrialise the country was akin to a revolution, which could turn around Nigeria’s economic fortune with a potential to creating over 600,000 jobs.

Presidential debate: about one million jobs for Nigerians
[The Punch, April 1, 2011]

[Jonathan] said the expansion and development of the downstream sector of the oil and gas industry would provide about one million jobs for Nigerians even as he hinted that a job creation roadmap would be unveiled next week as a step towards achieving job creation for Nigerians.

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We’II create employment opportunities, Jonathan tells Ambassador

[Radio Nigeria, July 16, 2011]

President Goodluck Jonathan says Government is developing a policy that will require a certain category of goods to be produced locally to boost employment.

President Jonathan told the out-going Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Toshitsugu Uesawa, that the policy would help to develop the economy and improve the purchasing power of Nigerians.

Nigeria: I'm Here to Create Jobs - Okonjo-Iweala
[Vanguard, August 18, 2011]

Former Managing Director of the World Bank, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala who was sworn-in yesterday by President Goodluck Jonathan as the Minister of Finance declared that her main priority as she resumed duties was to create jobs, which was a key component of the president's transformation agenda.

Reuben Abati, “100 Days of Promising Less and Delivering More: The Jonathan Transformational Agenda,” 7 September 2011: “To give effect to Mr. President’s statement that improving the economy and creating jobs is of the highest priority to this administration, a 15-man Economic Implementation Team was put in place under the Chairmanship of President Jonathan.”

Nigeria’s gas project will create jobs for youths - Alison-Madueke
[Sweetcrude, September 10, 2011]

The Nigerian government’s gas project is designed to engage youths in gainful employment, Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke has said.

Speaking in Abuja on Friday at the ongoing sectoral presentations to mark President Goodluck Jonathan’s 100 days in office, the minister said the project would create direct and indirect jobs for Nigerians, especially in the downstream sector of the industry.

President Jonathan Assures on Job Creation
[234NEXT, September 30, 2011]

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has said his administration aims at creating more sources of income and strengthening the economic power of Nigerians.

Mr. Jonathan said this while speaking to Mr Klaus Schwab, the Founder/Executive of the World Economic Forum, WEF, during one of his numerous meetings and consultations in New York, USA.

FG To Create 50,000 Jobs
[The Nigerian Mail, October 11, 2011]

The Federal Government, yesterday, said it will create about 50,000 new jobs and 6,000 young entrepreneurs within the next three years, with the launch of the Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria (YOU WIN) project.

According to Minister for Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the project, which will be launched simultaneously in the six zones in Nigeria to enable youths in all states participate, is in line with the president’s vision of economic development.

Jonathan targets 110,000 jobs in four years
Business Day, 12 October 2011

The Federal Government has started the implementation of its job creation agenda, with the launch of a new employment generation scheme which targets to create between 80,000 to 110,000 sustainable jobs over the next four years.

Why Fed Govt must create jobs, expand economy, by Jonathan
[The Nation, October 26, 2011]

President Goodluck Jonathan, five governors and four ministers yesterday met with key Australian investors in the mining and steel sector on how Nigeria can grow its economy beyond oil and gas.
He said the increasing population of youths has made it imperative for the Federal Government to create jobs and expand the economy or else they might engage the government.

Jonathan: We Must Create Jobs or Risk Revolution
[ThisDay, November 29, 2011]

President Goodluck Jonathan Monday admonished public office holders to bring smiles to the faces of Nigerians or risk what he called possible youth revolt in the country.

“In the coming years, youths will revolt against any president or state government if we do not come up with policies that will create jobs,” he said.

Nigeria: FG to Create 370,000 Jobs in 2012
Leadership, February 14, 2012

President Goodluck Jonathan announced yesterday that all was now set for the federal government to generate 370,000 jobs across the country before the end of the year.

This, he said, was made possible by the Public Works and Women/Youth Employment (PW/WYE)), a project which is a component of the Subsidy Re-investment and Empowerment Programme (SURE). Each State of the federation is expected to get 10,000 jobs out of the 370,000.

President Jonathan pledges to create millions of jobs through “scientific farming”
[News Agency of Nigeria, April 28, 2012]

President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday in Abuja launched the high-quality cassava-based bread with a pledge to create millions of jobs for youths through “scientific farming”.
Jonathan Targets 3.5m Jobs from Agric Sector by 2015

ThisDay, May 1, 2012

President Goodluck Jonathan has said his administration is targeting about 3.5 million jobs from the agricultural sector by 2015, out of which 1.3 million will be from cassava processing.

Nigeria to create 74,000 jobs for physically challenged groups
[WorldStage Newsonline, January 31, 2012]

The Federal Government of Nigeria on Tuesday promised to create at least at least 74, 000 jobs for physically challenged persons and other vulnerable groups under the under the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Scheme (SURE).

Giving the assurance at an interactive forum with the Joint National Association of Persons Living with Disabilities (JONAPWD), led by their National President, Mr Danlami Basharu, in Abuja, the Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, said…the 74,000 jobs which account for 20 per cent of the the 370,000 jobs to be created in the Public Works component of the SURE programme would be targeted at both the skilled and unskilled in the vulnerable community, adding that 10,000 of these would be devoted to the youths nationwide.

2012 Budget Speech By President Jonathan

[National Assembly, 13 December 2011]
•    “This year marked another milestone in our democratic experience, with the successful elections and peaceful transition. We now need to build on the mandate that Nigerians have entrusted to us to deliver the dividends of democracy through stronger economic reforms to deliver growth and create jobs.”

•    “My Administration is pressing forward with key structural reforms…government will come up with policies to encourage investment in the downstream sector through liberalization so as to create jobs for our people.”

•    “…This Administration has adopted enabling measures to support the development of private sector-driven marketing institutions, and push for policies that would promote our agriculture to create jobs.”

•    “This Budget seeks to act, not only to create jobs, but to also lay a solid foundation for sustainable economic growth which would deliver the dividends of democracy to our people.”
•    “As you may recall, Government initiated a new multifaceted National Job Creation Scheme the provision of seed funding of N50 billion in the 2011 Budget. Implementation of this programme has commenced in earnest.”
•    “Government is focused on stimulating entrepreneurial activity and setting a framework for young people with creative tendencies to showcase their business acumen, build capacity and create jobs…YouWin will lead to the creation of about 100,000 jobs through support to our young entrepreneurs.”
•    ‘This programme is targeted to, not only create a new generation of innovative real sector entrepreneurs in Nigeria, but, in the medium term, also generate jobs for youths across the country.”
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