Jonathan’s aide promises to create 5000 jobs

The Special Adviser to President Goodluck
Jonathan on job creation, Josephine
Washima on Friday promised to create
more employment based on merit for
Ms Washima, who made the pledge at a news
conference in Abuja, said already the new office
has made available over five thousand jobs in
the last month.
“Last week someone called me and was offering
me 5, 000 job vacancies. We are going to have a
website where people can upload their CVs. I
don’t need to know you; I don’t need to know
your face. Just go there, if you qualify for that
job, apply for it and be sure that you will be
called up for an interview,” she said.
Ms Washima said her effort in job creation is not
something new in Nigeria.
“We are not bringing anything new. We are not
trying to do something that has never been done
before. But we are going to build on existing
structure and strengthen the labour laws of this
country in such a way that we will do away with
“We don’t need anybody asking any Nigerians
for a note to get a job from anybody,” she
The Special Adviser promised to work closely
with the National Bureau of Statistics to fish out
appropriate data of unemployed Nigerians in the
country in order to address the root cause of the

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