Creating an enabling environment for businesses to thrive and flourish is one of the key priorities of the Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said.
He spoke during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Federal Government and a leading Chinese technology firm, Huawei in his office.
The MOU will provides 2,000 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) trainee jobs to young Nigerians next year under the “Huawei’s Seeds for the Future program.”
The Vice President, who was joined by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige and Communications Minister, Barr. Adebayo Shittu, said “ICT is one of the quickest ways people can get decent jobs”.
Osinbajo, according to a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, said, “In the change agenda, how to grow the economy is important, and we want to create ICT hubs and support existing ones. We thank Huawei for this initiative of advancing technology in Nigeria, apart from the job creation itself.”
Observing the current poor rating of Nigeria in business environments index, the Vice President disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari has already given the Trade, Industry & Investment Minister the task of addressing the challenges of doing business in the country.
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