FG Created 195,534 Jobs in 2012 – Labaran Maku
The Minister of Information, Labaran Maku has said that a total of 195,534 jobs were generated in 2012 by the Federal Government through several contracts awarded by the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
The Minister made the disclosure Wednesday to State House Correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting in Abuja.
The Minister said that In 2012, the Federal Government generated 195,534 new jobs from the various contracts awarded by the FEC. “It is the practice that ministers must say how many jobs they will create through contracts before they are approved by the council.” He added.
He said 212 cases of industrial disputes were referred to the Ministry of Labour and Productivity under its arbitration role. 25 of these cases are going for arbitration while efforts aimed at resolving 114 cases were still ongoing.
According to Mr Maku, the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Emeka Wogu proactively engaged with labour unions thereby averting many trade disputes that could have cost the government heavy economic losses.
The ministry also embarked on skills acquisition in favour of workers and labour leaders to create skills needed for amicable resolution of conflicts, indicating, however, that inadequate funding militated against many of its efforts.
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