Linus Aleke, Abuja
Worried about the astronomical figure of unemployment in the country, a retired senior civil servant and a governorship aspirant in Nasarawa state Dr. Maijama Kwassau has called on government to boost the private sector in Nigeria to enable them generate employment to the teeming army of unemployed in the nation.
Dr. Kwassau who made this call in Akwanga during the thanksgiving service and launching of his biography further explained that the duty of government is not to generate employment but to create enabling environment for private sector investment and businesses to thrive so as to generate employment.
He also seized the opportunity to thank God for guiding and seeing him through difficult time during his decades of service to his father land as a senior civil servant while urging the younger generation to emulate the virtue of diligent, honesty, selfless service, transparency and patriotism, adding that there is no short to success in life.
“The private sector needs to be boosted by government because government does not generate employment, rather it creates enabling environment for businesses to thrive which in turn helps the private sector to generate employment.”
The retired director in the federal civil service also appealed to Nigerian to stop the mass exodus due to fear of crisis during the fourth coming general election, saying that many had lost their lives in the process of traveling back to their respective state of origin.
He however expressed confident that the opposition People’s Democratic Party in Nasarawa state will win the governorship election, saying that the party will revolutionize agriculture and give free education to indigent students in the state.
“We will surely win the fourth coming election God willing because majority of the electorate in the state are supporters of our great party as was evident in the last local council election in the state. PDP will revolutionize agriculture in the state if given the mandate in the 2015 election, give free education to indigent students in the Nasarawa state, provide basic amenities and generate employment among other things.”
Kwassau concluded that all the PDP stakeholders in the state are working together to ensure that the party emerges victorious in the fourth coming election.