Obi Calls for Job Creation

By Jude Atupulazi

In the wake of the celebration of this year’s May Day, former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, has commended the Nigerian workers for their commitment, acknowledging that it is their labour that keeps Nigeria going.

Speaking to Airport correspondents at the Domestic Wing of Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Obi called on those owing workers to seek ways to clear their debts. He emphasized the need to take care of pensioners, as, according to him, they contributed to the growth of the wealth of the nation in their productive years and need special care at old age.

Obi, who regretted the state of employment in Nigeria, called on the Government to concentrate on creating enabling environment and offering necessary support for the growth of the private sector that will boost job-creation as, according to him, the level of unemployment in Nigeria was unacceptable.

He also called on Government to intensify efforts on security in view of insecurity palpable in all the parts of the country. He said that beyond the effect on Nigerians, the incessant news of insecurity scared willing investors.

Noting what he called the unprecedented polarization among Nigerians, Obi said that Nigerians needed comprehensive re-assurance by those in authority in restoring trust, peace and unity among Nigerians.

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