The Federal Government has urged private firms to create more jobs in the country, in line with its private sector driven job creation strategy.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Presidency on Job Creation and Youth Employment, Mr. Afolabi Imoukhuede, made this appeal during a courtesy visit by delegates from the United States Trade and Development Agency to the Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Apapa facility on Friday.
Imoukhuede noted that a lot of private sector industries like LADOL could take active part in attracting foreign direct investments and creating more jobs that could be filled by unemployed school leavers in the country.
He gave the assurance that the Presidential Enabling Business Council was working very hard to improve the ease of doing business for both public and private investors in the country.
On his part, the USTDA Director, Tom Hardy, assured the government that the agency was working with private investors to attract American companies into Nigeria.
He said, “What we do is provide an early investment analysis and project preparation analysis necessary for them to make business decisions, and also create opportunities for them to learn about innovative United States technologies and this goes a long way to in making the US companies aware of the opportunities that exist here in Nigeria. LADOL is a great example of being able to provide a platform for companies to come together to create job opportunities in Nigeria and we are proud to be able to support that.
“LADOL is a great partner, because they have built their system to attract investment opportunities from the US companies and other companies around the world. The USTDA is at the forefront of making sure that as LADOL is investing in infrastructure, the US companies are aware of that opportunity to invest and build in Nigeria.”
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