These are the 10 election employment promises made by Buhari in 2015

By on August 23, 2016

1 Create new job opportunities through a massive public works programme, especially the

building of a national railway system of interstate roads and ports. These projects must

commence early in the life of the new administration.

2 Target the creation of 3 million new jobs a year through industrialisation, public work

and agricultural expansion.

3 Work with state governments to turn Northern Nigeria into Africa’s food basket

through a new system of grants and interest free loans, and the mechanisation of

agriculture.

4 Establish a new Federal Coordinating Agency – Build Nigeria – to fast track and manage

these public works programmes with emphasis on Nigerian labour.

5 Encourage and promote the use of sports as a source of job creation.

6 Make Nigeria an IT/Professional Telecom services outsourcing destination hub, to

create millions of jobs.

7 Diversify the economy through a national industrial policy and innovative pri vate sector

incentives that will move us [Nigeria] away from over reliance on oil – into value-added

production, especially manufacturing.

8 Fill the huge gap in middle level technical manpower with massive investment in

technical and tradesmen’s skills education.

9 All foreign contractors to include a plan of developing local capacities (Technology transfer).

10 Develop a new generation of domestic oil refineries to lower import costs, enhance our

[Nigeria] energy independence and create jobs.

transfer).

10 Develop a new generation of domestic oil refineries to lower import costs, enhance our

[Nigeria] energy independence and create jobs.

Source. www.buharimeter.ng

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