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Because Nigeria’s economy has been in disarray, the Federal Government imposed a restriction on employment.
Senator Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, stated this.
Ngige, who serves on the Economic Recovery and Economic Sustainability Committee, also claimed that the government has launched small jobs and empowerment programmes in order to strengthen social safety nets and establish a social protection system.
He made the remarks while visiting the Traditional Ruler of Nnewi Town, Igwe Kenneth Orizu (III), who paid him a courtesy call at his Abuja residence.
A statement on Sunday by Ngige Media office titled, ‘Why FG placed embargo on employment- Ngige’ disclosed that the delegation had earlier pleaded with the minister to help secure jobs for young graduates from the town.
Ngige in his response said, “The Federal Government placed embargo on employment because the economy is not in good shape. But, we have the Home Support Programmes like Conditional Cash Transfer and others. Such money is meant for the poor in the society.
“I have been making sure that Nnewi town gets its due through my foot soldiers in the community. Nothing is too small but I assure you that we will do more.”
The minister pledged to ensure that all Nigerians including Nnewi people, were given jobs when the Federal Government lifts the embargo on employment.