Thousands of new jobs could be created in Abuja

13/01/2012 - Abuja property & investment news Posted by Bob Brunskill
Thousands of new jobs could be created in Abuja

Hundreds of thousands of jobs could follow in Abuja as the federal government saves money on fuel subsidy withdrawal, according to ministers. Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, the minister of health, said that 370,000 new positions will be created for young people and women across the country in areas that need it most. Among the tasks could be refurbishing and renovating schools, hospitals and clinics, reports vanguardngr.com. "We are talking about an average of 10,000 per state and if you include the FCT you are talking about 370,000 in the first instance but of course, it could be more as the programme continues," Prof Chukwu told the news provider. "Now even for erosion control, even for deforestation, you will get women to do the planting and you will pay them, this will offer employment." Meanwhile, quicker internet speeds could be coming to Nigeria after it was revealed that underwater cables stretching across West Africa are now ready to use.