As the year 2016 gradually comes to an end, Nigerians may have had their hopes dashed following failure by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to create one million jobs in 2016.
It would be recalled that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday, December 31st, 2015, said that the All Progressives Congress-led administration would engage 500,000 Nigerian graduates as teachers, while another estimated 500,000 would be trained as artisans in the 2016 alone.
In a fact check by THE WHISTLER, Osinbajo had, On October 11, 2016, said that “we (Federal Government) expect that before the end of the month (October), we will engage 200, 000,” out of the 500,000 unemployed graduates, but reneged on the set date.
The promise by the APC administration to create one million jobs this year appears to be nothing but a ruse as nothing significant has been done to train even the other 500,000 artisans.
The year ends in about seven weeks from now and Nigerians are, perhaps, beginning to wonder where the truth really lies with APC government.
Meanwhile, data released on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) indicated that about 4.8 million Nigerians had lost their jobs so far under the watch of President Buhari.