Paul Ibe, Media adviser to Atiku Abubakar, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate has expressed his shock over the job report which was released by the National Bureau of Statistics today, November 19, 2018, describing it as ‘ not just terrible, it is catastrophic’
According to him, ‘‘The report shows 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!’
He further noted that ‘Nigeria cannot continue like this, especially with an administration that continues to blame others for things that they should find solutions for with the latest ridiculous episode being President Buhari’s blaming of former President Jonathan for his own inability to appoint ministers for six months, an action that is directly responsible for the sorry state of unemployment in Nigeria’.
Ibe urge Nigerians to understand that a President who cannot provide jobs and create wealth privately cannot do so for the public, adding that the president cannot give what he doesn’t have’
He said “Right now, Nigeria is the world headquarters of extreme poverty and our main challenge is jobs. Atiku Abubakar is an expert at job and wealth creation having created 50,000 jobs in his own private capacity”.
He However noted that whatever is entrusteted into Atiku’s hands would never suffer
He said “Nigeria needs jobs and Atiku means JOBS”.