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Government, states, private sector meet on job creation

23 April 2014, 17:20

Bauchi - The federal government, the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory as well as representatives of the organised private sector will meet in Bauchi  to fashion out effective strategies for fostering job creation and equity in the country.

The meeting organised by the National Planning Commission (NPC) and the Bauchi State government is under the auspices of both the Joint Planning Board (JPB) and the National Council on Development Planning (NCDP).

A statement by the National Planning Commission (NPC) said the meeting will also serve as a platform for officials of federal MDAs and State agencies, the Organised Private Sector (OPS), as well as the development partners to appraise their strategic roles in the implementation of the national and state development plans and the government’s transformation agenda.

NPC described the theme of the meetings “National Strategic Planning for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development: Fostering Job Creation and Equity” as apt in view of the efforts to initiate appropriate policies towards creating employment opportunities for the teeming Nigerian youths and ensure equality in income distribution.

“To drive sustainable growth and improve economic resilience, Nigeria must focus on promoting creativity and innovation, on finding ways to expand job opportunities for young people and promoting inclusion “the statement added.

The Joint Planning Board is a grouping of permanent secretaries of State government agencies in charge of development planning,- while the National Council on Development Planning is a grouping of all commissioners in charge of development planning.


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