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Saturday, 7 November 2015

Buhari decries the influx of foreign construction workers

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja directed the Federal Ministries of Works and Lands, Housing and Urban Development to urgently prepare and present for approval and implementation, a plan of action for the speedy revitalisation and expansion of the nation's vocational training centres.

In a statement by the SSA to the president, Garba Shehu, Media & Publicity; President Buhari gave the directive after being told at a meeting with the Board of Directors of a leading construction company in the country that because of a shortage of competent construction workers and artisans in the country, many construction companies were forced to bring in skilled workers from abroad.
Observing that this practice was very detrimental to his administration's commitment to boost employment opportunities for young Nigerians, President Buhari pledged that his administration will move quickly to address the shortage of skilled construction workers in the country.
The President who demanded a report on the current status of existing vocational training centres established by the Federal Government, said that his administration will take all necessary action to rapidly reposition them as efficient producers of skilled workers for Nigeria's building and construction industry.
President Buhari assured members of the Board of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc that his administration will act swiftly to ensure that the Building Craft Training School and Skill Improvement Centre in Lagos are fully revamped, staffed and equipped to produce more skilled electricians, brick and block layers, carpenters, painters, welders, fabricators, plumbers and other artisans.
Reaffirming his administration's commitment to the proper education and training of Nigerian youth for the current demands of the labour market, the President said that the Federal Government will act expeditiously to remove all impediments to the fulfilment of its promise of more jobs for unemployed Nigerians.
He also assured the Julius Berger Directors led by Mr. Mutiu Sunmonu that in spite of present funding challenges, the Federal Government will continue to do everything possible to settle genuine outstanding payments due to contractors.

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

Na now una just know ni? Indians everywhere! MTN, glo, etisalat, etc Awon oloriburuku

davidokon11@yahoo.com said...

Ok! Sai baba.

Ngene Olivia said...

COol














#It WiLL oNLy gEt bETTer
#It MuST ENd In PrAise

Nnenne George said...

Buhari is it that you're so deaf that you didn't hear about the Biafran rally? So u decided not to say anything.. Onye ojorrr...

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Okay

Anonymous said...

Funding challenges? The new excuse in the book after corruption!

OSINANL said...

Good for him...

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Why won't there be influx of foreign construction companies, when the government has caused the death of many indigenous construction companies, due to long unpaid debt.
Baba should please settle contractors who were being owed by the last administration.


~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

nina said...

Ok Mr President we want actions please

RareSpecie Z said...

Na all those dirty chincos people.
Dem full Abuja well well.

Anonymous said...

U talk too much Oga

youjay said...

It's a big lie. We just don't believe in giving our own a chance.

iga_green said...

We are supposed to get excited lots of engineers in Nigeria turning to land agents,nd we hear der don't av skills,continue

richie said...

Stop all the talking and start the doing....talk is all I hear 5 months after

TheManWhoFitQuarrelWithTheWholeStreet said...

..... and please send back all these arrogant lebanese illiterate back to Syria so they can join their migrant brothers to Europe! Indians will also be repatriated as fake expatriates

Juliet Iwuno said...

Dats a good one, well done Able President. Linda take note!

Juliet Iwuno said...

Dats a good one, well done Able President. Linda take note!

Anonymous said...

President Muhammadu Buhari, I did not vote you by mistake. Nigeria God has chosen to redeem us through this man. I will never stop believing in you. Never

Rotimi Bewaji said...

Thoughtful and pragmatic

Anonymous said...

Sai Baba....

Anonymous said...

Why should he give attention to a handful of people making noise? What percentage of Igbos do these noise makers constitute? Are they even up to 0.000001% of Igbos? Or is it because they are using the name Biafra?

Nonsense! My grandfather and two uncles fought and died on the Biafran side but those jokers making noise should just go and sit down. It's just a shame that any group of ganja smokers can just gather themselves and constitute a nuisance in the name of Biafra. In fact I think Igbo leaders should dissociate themselves from that name Biafra.

Oluwasegun Akinbamowo said...

They get the job done

sese lewis said...

And you scrap sure p huh! Sick president, olodo of the highest order!

ENIOLA BOBO said...

If u cld say dat to ur lame father no p

nina said...

Hmmmm please actions

Anonymous said...

You're a capital fool. Na your father deaf! Anuofia!!

Anonymous said...

You're a capital fool. Na your father deaf! Anuofia!!

Anonymous said...

Who cares bout ur stupid rally

Anonymous said...

I believe they are referring to shortage of artisans. It has been acknowledged even by those in charge of training such persons that Nigerians bring in better artisans from neighboring West African countries to do properly finished jobs. Engineers are not expected to do the job of plumbers, carpenters, electricians, painters, tilers, tailors, auto mechanics etc. We are tired of poor quality jobs by Nigerian so called skilled workers. Please let the government train skilled Nigerians who can compete effectively with the Togolese, Ghanaians, Beninois and so on who do better jobs for those who can afford them. Good step taken by GMB.

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irabo bobby fera favor said...

Ok this is very good.

timileyin blessing said...

Buhari has being fooling Nigerian,well I wish you all the best. TIMILEYIN BLESSING

Anonymous said...

Mumu Biafra girl

Anonymous said...

when our engineers used dubz to pass their university exams. Let someone not come and construct a bridge that will collapse and kill ppl after 2 weeks. we neva ready abeg

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmmm. Lord graciously help us so dat we can do witout all dis folks frm aboard.

Comment frm ROYAL PRIESTHOOD (royalpriesthood007@gmail.com)

Thomas Samuel said...

No wonder u get slammed here every now and then. And u want to get married shey with this ur insolent and stupid attitude? No b from east u come? Y dnt u ask ur people y they started the rally in the 1st place. Fools like you dont ever see any good in anything. I pity ur future husband.

Thomas Samuel said...

And after how many years was the last government able to do something about the issue of fuel? Talk is all u hear? Crucify him later abeg.

Anonymous said...

@ Nnenna George,you be matured condemned Goat. Biafra fire ur mouth. Myopic fool

Anonymous said...

You cant even spell. Ode!

ary said...

We import everything, why not labour? Giant of Africa my a**

Ogunsiji Kunle said...

Bonario or what did u call ur self always read and understand before u comment he did not say construction company but skilled workers

Ogunsiji Kunle said...

Bonario or what did u call ur self always read and understand before u comment he did not say construction company but skilled workers

Anonymous said...

See her igbo biased head? When dey sat go to school and grow your brain you'll say no you prefer to fry akara

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