FG Secures Three Million Jobs For Nigeria’s Oil & Gas Sector
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Doris Anite on Monday assured Nigerians of the federal government’s commitment to creating over three million jobs.
She made the statement in her office during a meeting with delegates of the Oil and Gas Industry and some investors in the industry in Abuja.
A statement signed by the Director of Press and Public Relations Mrs. Ozokwelu Nonye said the minister acknowledged the current economic challenges. However, she noted that investors’ confidence is paramount to sustaining investment in the oil and gas sector for economic growth.
She said, “If you want to know if a country is doing well, follow the money, the oil and gas sector is a priority sector for economic growth for the country.
“The development of the sector will be backed in every way possible as there are lots of potentials present, in terms of forex earning, job creation and also economic development because whatever is being produced can be used internally
“Three million jobs have also been created today and two million were handed over recently when I met with the Registrar General of CAC and MD of Moniepoint company, making it five million jobs within a short time”.
Speaking further Anite said for citizens to access job opportunities, a job centre will be created to put out opportunities that are available for Nigerians to see and contact those who are providing the jobs in a matching process.
“When you see where the jobs are available, you can apply and send your CVs to get access to the employment,” ahe added.
Earlier, the Managing Director of the Oil and Gas Free Zone Authority, Mr. Bamanga Usman at the meeting introduced APM, Netgas Producing Nig. Ltd, APPL Ltd, and reiterated that the oil and gas sector is optimistic for growth.
He disclosed that the companies have completed a project of over $112m with a state-of-the-art facility that can compete globally.
The facility, according to Usman, was able to generate 900,000 jobs, and 98 per cent of the jobs were Nigerians.