We rescued Nigerians from joblessness with 8 million farming, carpentry jobs – Minister

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The minister of labour and productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige has revealed that the Buhari administration has provided over 8 million lucrative blue collar jobs in order to rescue Nigerians from the jaws of joblessness.

Speaking to the media on Friday at Ifitedunu, Anambra State during the ground breaking ceremony of a specialist skill acquisition centre, Ngige said those waiting for white collar jobs may be waiting for a long time.

He said, “There are no white collar jobs any longer. If you are waiting for one, you will wait for a long time.

“People are now finding employment in the blue collar jobs, and it is even more profitable. How many of you are aware that the day pay for carpenters and other artisans have increased?

“In Abuja they collect as high as N10,000. If they get jobs even if it is five times a month, do you know how much that is? How many white collar jobs pay that?”

“In farming alone, this government has generated lots of jobs. You eat Anambra rice here, others eat Abakaliki rice, in Abuja I eat Kano rice and even Imo too has come up with their. All these brings employment,” he said.

According to the National Bureau of Statistics, the Buhari administration has presided over the highest unemployment in the nation since independence.

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