‘We’ll soon create millions of jobs for youths,’ President says

Buhari made the comment on Thursday, August 18, 2016, at a symposium organized by the Association of African Central Banks (AACB).

President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari made the comment on Thursday, August 18, 2016, at a symposium organized by the Association of African Central Banks (AACB).

“For us in Nigeria, while recognising the challenges we are confronted with and the need to surmount them, we are determined to diversify the economy away from excessive reliance on oil and other primary products,” Buhari said.

“Consequently, we are taking measures and implementing policies that would ensure we are self-sufficient, generate massive employment for millions of our youth, and explore our untapped human and natural resources.

“We shall also embark on export and production diversification steps including investment in infrastructure; promotion of manufacturing through agro-based industries and expansion of Regional Trade,” he added.

Buhari had earlier assured Nigerians that his government would soon resolve the ongoing economic crisis in the country.

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