The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osibanjo, has revealed the governments plan to create more jobs for the youth.
The Vice President spoke at the Virtual Presidential Policy Dialogue Session organised by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and revealed that the government was bent on providing 5 million jobs for its citizens with the key interest in agriculture, housing, manufacturing.
He said: “We are to create jobs and boost our national housing programme. We would be intentional in the support of manufacturers in using our local raw materials. We are seriously engaging the use of cement in building our roads, as it will be cheaper for us and more durable.
“We are targeting electrification of five million households with solar power, and we are supporting SMEs, especially in the pharmaceuticals to enhance the production of personal protective equipment.” he added.