Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar, says job creation is what he does best.
The Waziri Adamawa said this ahead of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) release of labour statistics, expected Thursday, October 18 and Monday, November 6, 2018.
His words: “The most effective way to fight crime is to provide opportunity to create wealth, because poverty is conducive to crime,” Atiku said on Thursday.
“If you elect me as your President, I will equip the security forces to fight terrorism and crime. Additionally, I will do what I do best – job creation,” the 71-year-old former vice-president.
According to the NBS data release calendar, Nigeria’s job creation report for Q1 and Q2 2018 was initially billed to be released on October 10, while labour force statistics for Q4 2017 and Q1 2018 is expected on October 18. Both reports have not been made publicly available.
However, the NBS is set to release the unemployment and underemployment report for the last quarter of 2017 and the first quarter of 2018 by Monday, November 6.
Previous reports show that nearly eight million Nigerians have become unemployed since President Muhammadu Buhari took office in 2015.