The European Union has given assurance to partner with the Nigerian Government on job creation to address the problem of unemployment in the country.
Mr. David Macrae, Head of European Union delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, stated this Thursday when he met with the Minister of Labor and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu in Abuja.
The Head of European delegation informed the Minister that his organization is ever willing to assist Nigeria in the fight against unemployment especially in line with the Transformational Agenda of the Nigerian Government.
“I think it is right to say that amongst issues of the highest importance to the good of Nigerians is the quest for employment which government alone cannot do and as the Minister of labor you have the direct involvement,” he said.
He hailed the planned removal of oil subsidy by President Goodluck Jonathan, explaining that it would enable the government channel its resources towards projects that would create jobs.
The envoy called on Nigerians to support the deregulation policy of the Federal Government as it is in the best interest of the masses that subsidy be removed and accrue resources channeled toward other developmental projects which are sure way to generating jobs for the teeming populace.
Wogu thanked the EU for its willingness to partner Nigeria on job creation.
He said: “As you rightly said, government alone cannot provide employment. The private sector and our bilateral friends should be part of it.”
Wogu said fuel subsidy removal would improve the economy and create employment.