Nigeria’s gas project will create jobs for youths -Alison-Madueke

10 September 2011, Sweetcrude, Abuja- The Nigerian government’s gas project is designed to engage youths in gainful employment, Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke has said.

Speaking in Abuja on Friday at the ongoing sectoral presentations to mark President Goodluck Jonathan’s 100 days in office, the minister said the project would create direct and indirect jobs for Nigerians, especially in the downstream sector of the industry.

She stated that while the government would always provide the enabling environment for job opportunities, youths should strive to make themselves suitable for employment.

President Goodluck Jonathan had in March launched the multimillion-dollar project expected to create more than 500,000 jobs.

The minister also presented the ministry’s score card in the last 100 days of the administration, saying “what we have done in the oil and gas industry is unprecedented in the history of this country.

“No one can reel out in details what we have done in terms of creating jobs for our youths. It is left for them to fit into this initiative.”

She said the president’s Transformation Agenda had brought stability and efficiency to the upstream, mid stream and downstream sector of the industry.

Alison-Madueke said this was evident in the increased oil production and the gradual implementation of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Content Law.

She also said the 20,000 jobs created through the initiative were part of the numerous opportunities that would be available in the industry.

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  • abdulsalam nurudeen a.

    lets get to the end of the tunnel,hoping there would be light.God let there be light or else,time,money and resources wasted…

  • tony nwamba

    that will be d greatest achievment for Good luck Sambo, i will like to be one of d beneficialy.

  • Mike favour

    Tnk b 2 God 4 new nigerian, is luvly if dey can produce more jobs 4 our youth.

  • denis owai

    wow,am very happy right here in my room,it a welcome development.GEJ.all we are saying give us more jobs.up one nigeria


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  • Lords Phemmi

    It w’ll be great 4 Nigerians if only it will come to reality.

  • Kingsley O. Donatus

    They should make the job available to every eligible youth and avoid preferential treatment base on connection(who u kw)

  • Ihezue queendarine chidinma

    to God be the glory, for there is hope for the hopeless. I pray to be among the beneficiaries of this new development of Goodluck and Sambo……..

  • Ofili Mike

    plz we dont need IM on this opportunity. Let there be equal benefit 2 all the youths irrepective of status. Provided dat d person has wat it takes 2 get d job.

  • kachi

    Let’s hope that some of us will be given a chance. Cos we have been waiting on that opportunity.

  • Odunuga Oladele

    I pray this jobs should be provided right on time,because I am tired of continue searching for jobs.I strongly believe if there is job opportunities there will be reduction in the rate of crime.May God bless GEJ and Federal Rep.of Nig.

  • I know is easier said than done, well! I pray this developement bcom a reality.

  • Olujimi Olasupo Akanbi

    It will be my gland if my identity is recognise and treated well among those who we benefity 4rm the job in later date, because i don’t hv connection bt i hv God. I true with my service since 2010 bacth c, at anambra still searching 4 employment i study business education/accounting at tai solarin college of education, affiliated to university of ibadan, Here in Ogun State. GOD WE TOUCH UR HEART TO REMEMBER ME THANKS.

  • Blessing Ekpo

    Let it nt b mere say bt action and nt who u knw. Av bin in d labour market since feb. I pray al d unemployed graduate wil b a beneficiary

  • emmanuel elike chukwubeze

    well gud 2here it, bt not until it comes 2reality 4 the youths.

  • christian

    why type of money..

  • christian

    that is great if only can to reality

  • Ifeanyi

    That’s what we are hoping for,cuz it’s now just like a cause to nigerian youths that a person could finish school without gotten a job,you over there you know how many years you spend at school and what else you passthrough,then how could you feel when you did all this without gotten a job,you can’t feel fine of coures,but as you have said that you are going to creat a job for us,that’s much better only if it could be done and not just a mere say,God bless you your excellency(GEJ)all my prayer for you is that you must attain in everything you are doing,through you God will bless NIGERIA

  • Akinyele babatunde

    I pray its happen bcos d youths ar suffering.GOD BLESS GOODLUCK ,SAMBO AND FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA.PLS SAVE US.