The President Muhammadu Buhari’s authorities on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) promised in 2015 to ship three million new jobs yearly, and should have given the teeming inhabitants of unemployed Nigerians 15 million jobs by the tip of final yr.
Checks by SaharaReporters into the 2015 APC Manifesto confirmed that the occasion assured that the Buhari authorities would create three million new jobs a yr via “public works programmes and shifting the economy towards value-added production.”
The APC had packaged Buhari as a repentant dictator and democrat, whose coming to energy would create thousands and thousands of recent jobs yearly.
In stark distinction nevertheless, the National Bureau of Statistics in one in every of its newest stories by December 2020 stated Nigeria’s unemployment fee was 33.3 per cent of the 122 million Nigerians throughout the working age bracket of 15-64 years.
This signifies that about 30 million Nigerians weren’t unemployed as of December 2020.
The NBS additionally said that the unemployment fee in Nigeria elevated from 27.1 % within the second quarter of 2020 to 33.3 % within the fourth quarter.
A Bloomberg report additionally added in March 2021 that Nigeria surpassed South Africa on a listing of 82 nations whose unemployment charges had been tracked, with Namibia main the listing with 33.4%.
The report stated Nigeria’s unemployment fee surged to the second highest on a world listing of nations monitored.
But the APC manifesto in 2015 had said that the Buhari presidency would offer numerous jobs.
The APC manifesto partly reads, “Relief – A decent life for every Nigerian; Jobs, three million new jobs a year; create three million new jobs a year through public works programmes and shifting the economy towards value-added production will be our primary economic target. The most effective way of tackling poverty is through job creation and radical reduction in unemployment. We will embark on macro and micro economic policies that focus like a laser beam on job creation. Job creation will be the APC government’s first priority.
“On poverty; Introduce the first phase of direct conditional monthly social security payment for 25 million of the poorest Nigerians. Health; Create a network of local health centres providing free services and drugs such that no one lives more than 5 kilometres from help.”
The occasion had additionally promised a “Housing and Urban Renewal Decent Housing” the place it might bridge the 17million housing deficits within the nation.
“An APC Government will work with the states to reduce slum-living in our cities, upgrade housing and provide access to key services by promoting private sector investment in urban renewal through land reform and investing in local infrastructure such as water and sanitation services
“The APC’s Commonsense Solutions will establish a National Housing Policy in co-operation with state governments with target of raising enough finance to build up to 1 million new houses a year over the next decade,” it had stated.