Abel Abel

We Are Waiting For 2016 Budget To Create Jobs – Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed Said on Friday in Abuja that job creation is the main promise of the Buhari administration and they will accomplish that in the 2016 budget.

“Job creation, which is our major promise, is going to be realised and all we are waiting for is the 2016 Budget to be put in place.

“This administration is going to use the instrumentality of agriculture, solid minerals, and the real sector to create more jobs for Nigerians.

“You cannot create jobs without investing massively in infrastructure and I know that what we are aiming at this year is to ensure that most of our spending will be on infrastructural development.

“I think last year the country did about 60 per cent only in capital expenditure; we hope that we will do at least 30 per cent this year in capital expenditure.

“This government is committed to investing in our youth; this government is interested in bringing out millions of Nigerians out of abject poverty.

“By the time the 2016 budget is released, you will see clearly that the emphasis on this government is to bring out as many people from abject poverty, create jobs, and also present an environment that will encourage entrepreneurs.”