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Mu’azu Sambo, the Minister of Transportation, has revealed that the Federal Government is poised to create 21 million full-time jobs and lift 35 million Nigerians out of poverty by the year 2025.
This was contained in a statement issued by the minister’s Special Assistant on media and publicity, Sam Idiagbonya, on Friday, during the ongoing 2022 Ministerial Retreat at Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital.
The Minister stated that the transportation sector is setting the stage for achieving the government’s determination to ensure the creation of 100 million opportunities for poor Nigerians in 10 years.
He noted that gaps in transportation infrastructure prompted the development of the National Development Plans; Medium-Term Development Plans 2021-2025 and a Long-Term Plan called the Nigeria Agenda 2050.
Sambo said, “This is to invest massively in infrastructure, ensure macroeconomic stability, enhance the investment environment, improve living conditions and implement climate change mitigation.
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“This will generate 21 million full-time jobs and lift 35 million people out of poverty by 2025, thus setting the stage for achieving the government’s commitment of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years.
“The plans are aimed at accelerating the growth of the transportation sector in the country with a strategic Medium-Term Vision Statement.
“I am well aware that you are all conversant with these high-level goals, as they have become a blueprint for tracking performance towards the delivery of our mandates.
“They have also helped in addressing the bottlenecks militating against the growth of the transportation sector and stimulating domestic growth.”