Atiku Abubakar’s media aide, has said that Nigeria’s unemployment population under President Muhammadu Buhari is now the size of Benin Republic.
The aide to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said this in a statement on Thursday, while reacting to the latest job report released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
In the Q4 2017 to Q3 2018 report released on Wednesday, by the NBS, showed that the number of unemployed Nigerians rose from 17.6 million to 20.9 million in the period being reviewed.
“We expected a terrible job report, particularly with the comment on live television from the president’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, that President Buhari had ordered the Statistician General of the Federation, Dr. Yemi Kale, not to release the latest job reports.”
“However, the job report released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday is not just terrible, it is catastrophic.
“They show that under the All Progressives Congress administration, a whopping 20.93 million Nigerians have lost their jobs.
“To put this in perspective, the unemployed population in Nigeria is now twice the population of Benin Republic.”
Ibe said that his principal being already an expert at creating jobs will do the same if elected. The aide said that Atiku wouldn’t spend his administration, blaming anyone.
“Atiku Abubakar is an expert at job and wealth creation having created 50,000 jobs in his own private capacity. This is a man who will never have 150 cattle year in and year out.”
“This is a man who will never blame others and will always accept responsibility for changing things. Nigeria needs jobs and Atiku means jobs.”