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Fayenmi: It’s Not The Job Of Government To Address Unemployment



Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Wednesday, said it is not the job government to provide jobs for citizens.

Fayemi said this during a ‘Question and Answer’ session shortly after his official declaration to contest for the presidential ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), at the Congress Hall of Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.

He said, “It is not the job of the government to address unemployment, it is our job to create the enabling environment to allow employment to happen.”

We will create an enabling environment for businesses to thrive and then these businesses will create jobs in the process.”

Speaking on the mode of primaries his party might adopt ahead of the Presidential election.

He said, “Let me begin with our constitution. The constitution of our party identifies three ways to conduct our primaries. Now we have an electoral act that says to have consensus, all parties must sign up.

“I think for me, whatever route we take must also capture the voice of our people. Both inside and outside of our party, people should have a say in the party affairs.

“I have no problems with direct or indirect primaries. Whatever gives us the opportunity to engage Nigerians in a way that best suits them and gives party members the freedom to decide the future of our country.”