Government Not Responsible For Job Creation – Femi Adesina. In an interview on Arise Television, Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, on Media and Publicity, stated that it is not the responsibility of the government to create jobs. Adesina clarified that the government’s primary duty is to create an enabling environment for job creation while the private sector is responsible for creating jobs. He noted that the government is not a job creator but is responsible for facilitating an environment that encourages job creation.
Adesina was responding to questions about the Buhari administration’s promise to create three million jobs annually since 2015. He explained that the president did not specify the number of jobs he intended to create but rather highlighted the percentage of joblessness in the country. He stated that it is the duty of the government to create an environment that fosters job creation.
“Regard as it may, it is the job and the duty of the government to create an enabling environment for jobs in the country. It is not the government itself that creates jobs. All it does is to create an enabling environment,” he said.
Adesina acknowledged that the private sector is the main driver of job creation in the country.
He said, “Most of the jobs you need in a country would come from the private sector. As long as you have an enabling environment, it is the private sector that will create the jobs.”
Government Not Responsible For Job Creation – Femi Adesina.
He emphasized that the government’s role is to ensure that the private sector has a conducive environment to operate in. He highlighted that the government had achieved significant success in several sectors, including oil and gas, infrastructure, legislative matters, and security.