Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige, has said the Federal Government’s Economic and Recovery Growth Plan is partly aimed at job creation.
Ngige said this on Friday in a statement, stressing that job creation remains a cardinal objective of the president administration.
According to him, “This is not to say that we do not know that in some places available jobs have more than available staff members to match them but this is a compassionate administration.
“The President does not want to throw many families into anguish. The President always said that he was a salary earner in all his working life.
“You can also see that we did not place an embargo on recruitment as we used to have years ago even while we were under recession.
“The Federal Government has been replacing staff members who exited as well as creating new jobs in the public sector. But this has to be complemented with the private sector jobs to have a full blend.”