“I Am The Largest Private Employer Of Labour In Nigeria” – Atiku
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has said that he is the largest private employer of labour in Nigeria.
He stated this via his Twitter account @atiku in a conversation he initiated few days ago, particularly after the immigration recruitment tragedy using a hashtag #LetsTalkJobs.
Atiku’s claims that he currently employs about 50,000 people in business interests that cuts across the media, shipping, education, and oil and gas.
Here are a couple of his tweets:
“Since the mid-80s, my private investments have generated thousands of jobs for Nigeria – currently standing +50,000 jobs #LetsTalkJobs.
“As an individual, I believe my record in employing young Nigerians is unrivalled by any single private investor in Nigeria #LetsTalkJobs,”
“This jobs conversation however should not be about me, but our youth – there’s a dire need to create more jobs #LetsTalkJobs
“When I say #LetsTalkJobs I’m talking about the private sector. That’s the most sustainable way to create jobs.
“When I ask young people to ask their leaders their record/plans for jobs, I do not exclude myself #LetsTalkJobs.
“As VP & head of the economic team, I believed FG needed to create policy to drive sustainable private sector job creation #LetsTalkJobs
“This private sector policy drove the GSM revolution (which I oversaw) – telecoms have created over 2 million jobs since 2002 #LetsTalkJobs
“The young people now working in MTN, Airtel, Glo, Etisalat & many other telecoms firms, are there because of those policies #LetsTalkJobs
“The expansion of Internet in Nigeria, & the young technology businesses now flourishing, is because of that telecoms policy #LetsTalkJobs.
“I also oversaw the banking consolidation, giving us stronger banks, employing over 1000s of young people since the mid-2000s #LetsTalkJobs
“By stabilizing the economy, and fixing debt, the economy was able to attract investment to create private jobs #LetsTalkJobs
“Of course I believe we could have done better, but in my short time in active govt, we built a foundation for job creation #LetsTalkJobs,” he said.
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