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How We Plan To Create 100,000 Jobs In Nigeria — UK Govt by Belluchii: 5:37pm On Sep 04, 2018
The spokesperson of the development agency of the British High Commission in Nigeria, David Smith, in a response to PREMIUM TIMES’ inquiry said the jobs would be created through UK government’s LINKS programme, an initiative to “power economic growth in northern Nigeria.’

The economy of northern Nigeria, particularly the north east region, is currently facing serious development pressures consequent upon ravaging insurgent activities by religious extremists, Boko Haram.

Apart from the devastation of physical infrastructure and economy in the region, millions of citizens, including women and children, have been forced to join the growing population of internally displaced persons as a result of herdsmen and farmers conflict.

Prior to her visit to Nigeria last week, UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, identified Nigeria as home to the largest concentration of the world’s poorest people, with the bulk of the population in the north region.

During the visit, the UK Minister of State for Africa, Harriett Baldwin, who led a business delegation to the business event as part of the visit, announced a new £70-million programme to create 100,000 jobs in Nigeria.

Ms Baldwin said the programme would raise the income of three million people from the poorest parts of Nigeria.

But, giving details on the programme, Mr Smith said the LINKS initiative is a seven year programme to commence in early 2019, aimed at supporting job creation and income generation for the poor, women and those living with disability in the three northern states of Kaduna, Kano and Jigawa.

He said implementation of the programme would be through a contracted service provider, which the UK government is currently out in the market to recruit, with the process already in the evaluation stage for the first bids.

The service provider, Mr Smith said, would propose and implement the details of the programme, apart from working with a range of partners, including Centres for Disease Control (CDC) and the UK Department for International Trade.



“The provider will also liaise with Nigerian agencies such as the Nigerian Investment Promotion Council (NIPC) and key international development agencies like the World Bank.

“In a practical sense, LINKS will work by using a range of approaches such as technical assistance to public and private sectors, targeted grant funding and fostering linkages between investors, financiers and firms.

“The programme will focus on three northern Nigerian states of Kaduna, Kano and Jigawa, with expectation that it has wider benefits which could spread to other northern states,” Mr Smith said.

On the types of jobs to be created under LINKS, he said these would be as varied and diverse as the people of Nigeria.

Apart from affordable housing, information and communication technology and even waste management jobs in urban, rural jobs would cover agricultural supply chain and processing jobs.

In terms of categorization, the spokesperson said 40 per cent of the 100,000 jobs would be reserved for women, while six per cent would go to people living with disabilities.

Besides, at least 20 per cent of the jobs would be created in small replicable business models, like franchises the middle class, diaspora and modestly wealthy can also invest in.

“So, it’s not just about big business or global leaders. It’s about real Nigerians,” he said.

Asked whether the initiative was part of a larger attempt by the UK government to help resolve the poverty situation the UK PM referred to in her controversial reference to Nigeria as home to the largest concentration of the world’s poorest people, Mr Smith said: “Yes, absolutely.”

He explained Ms May’s government believes the majority of the income improvements for the poor through LINKS would come from “identifying innovative technologies or business models that will improve competitiveness and productivity across multiple fields, in a way that ensures the poor share the benefits.”



Apart from testing these and other successful programmes, Mr Smith said they would help the entrepreneur or business who has developed the innovation to take it to the next level through attracting private investment.

Also, these innovations should expand and improve the lives of millions more as they spread across the northern part of the country and beyond.

“The LINKS innovation and investment programme announced by the Prime Minister is a huge step the UK Department for International Development is immensely proud of,” Mr Smith said of the initiative.

“Helping to raise the income of three million people and create 100,000 vital jobs will transform Nigeria for the better.

“For the people of Nigeria, LINKS means more, bigger and innovative firms creating jobs and raising incomes, both directly and through their supply chains, while generating higher revenues for taxation. Together, we can create a Nigeria fit for the future.”
https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/more-news/282402-how-we-plan-to-create-100000-jobs-in-nigeria-uk-govt.htm

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Re: How We Plan To Create 100,000 Jobs In Nigeria — UK Govt by RevenGeMission: 5:47pm On Sep 04, 2018
Watch how wailers will come and foam in the mouth that the north is the focus

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Re: How We Plan To Create 100,000 Jobs In Nigeria — UK Govt by Afam4eva(m): 7:12pm On Sep 04, 2018
RevenGeMission:
Watch how wailers will come and foam in the mouth that the north is the focus
Why are you using reverse psychology.

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Re: How We Plan To Create 100,000 Jobs In Nigeria — UK Govt by Rb53: 7:12pm On Sep 04, 2018
Good
Re: How We Plan To Create 100,000 Jobs In Nigeria — UK Govt by D1official: 7:12pm On Sep 04, 2018
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Re: How We Plan To Create 100,000 Jobs In Nigeria — UK Govt by Lanre4uonly(m): 7:13pm On Sep 04, 2018
Welcome development.
Re: How We Plan To Create 100,000 Jobs In Nigeria — UK Govt by adetoroamos(m): 7:13pm On Sep 04, 2018
shey North is D headquarter of Nig ni?

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Re: How We Plan To Create 100,000 Jobs In Nigeria — UK Govt by Igboboy59(m): 7:13pm On Sep 04, 2018
Long life May therasa
Re: How We Plan To Create 100,000 Jobs In Nigeria — UK Govt by kunkelhanspeter(m): 7:14pm On Sep 04, 2018
Next time say how to create 100,000 jobs for Boko Haram or Northern part of Nigeria ��

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Re: How We Plan To Create 100,000 Jobs In Nigeria — UK Govt by Alejoc(m): 7:14pm On Sep 04, 2018
Pls come and recolonize us shocked

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Re: How We Plan To Create 100,000 Jobs In Nigeria — UK Govt by Leun: 7:15pm On Sep 04, 2018
All those money our past leaders looted and sent over there are being used to render help help to Nigerians.

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Re: How We Plan To Create 100,000 Jobs In Nigeria — UK Govt by bigpicture001: 7:15pm On Sep 04, 2018
this is how u help a poor country and not by giving them.loans u won't monitor and using huge natural assets as collateral. beware of china!

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Re: How We Plan To Create 100,000 Jobs In Nigeria — UK Govt by Leun: 7:16pm On Sep 04, 2018
Alejoc:
Pls come and recolonize us shocked


Announced a new £70-million programme to create 100,000 jobs in Nigeria.


What is this?? Let me tell you it's still colonization but no more chains and the likes.

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Re: How We Plan To Create 100,000 Jobs In Nigeria — UK Govt by DjAduba(m): 7:16pm On Sep 04, 2018
grin
RevenGeMission:
Watch how wailers will come and foam in the mouth that the north is the focus
Re: How We Plan To Create 100,000 Jobs In Nigeria — UK Govt by merahki: 7:16pm On Sep 04, 2018
https://www.scribd.com/document/383059819/Intellectual-Slavery-The-Worst-Legacy-of-Colonialism
This book will surely make you sit up, and sit up the more
Blessings (please read it, don't be a statistic- if you want to hide something from an African bla bla bla)

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Re: How We Plan To Create 100,000 Jobs In Nigeria — UK Govt by DjAduba(m): 7:16pm On Sep 04, 2018
grin
RevenGeMission:
Watch how wailers will come and foam in the mouth that the north is the focus
angry
Re: How We Plan To Create 100,000 Jobs In Nigeria — UK Govt by SweetPuffPuff(f): 7:16pm On Sep 04, 2018
im not sure how yet but im sure this will benefit the uk

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Re: How We Plan To Create 100,000 Jobs In Nigeria — UK Govt by asokoromadam: 7:17pm On Sep 04, 2018
It's a shame the Nigeria government is bereft of ideas and UK is helping Nigeria create jobs

Where did Nigeria go wrong ?

Buhari is a cursed entity

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Re: How We Plan To Create 100,000 Jobs In Nigeria — UK Govt by Shortyy(f): 7:17pm On Sep 04, 2018
Na so.
Check my signature
Re: How We Plan To Create 100,000 Jobs In Nigeria — UK Govt by somito121(m): 7:17pm On Sep 04, 2018
Sometimes we Southerners do not reason with our God given brain.
Sai baba
Re: How We Plan To Create 100,000 Jobs In Nigeria — UK Govt by CodeTemplar: 7:17pm On Sep 04, 2018
Hmmm ... investing £70m to 100,000 jobs averages 700 Pounds or around N350,000 to a job.

Left to Buhari he will be happy to share each 350k to 70 persons as N5,000 and have them spend it in a week.

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Re: How We Plan To Create 100,000 Jobs In Nigeria — UK Govt by banty: 7:17pm On Sep 04, 2018
So na only northerners dey dis we country?

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Re: How We Plan To Create 100,000 Jobs In Nigeria — UK Govt by merahki: 7:18pm On Sep 04, 2018
Alejoc:
Pls come and recolonize us shocked

If you read this book I will send you credit as a gesture of my appreciation
Thank you
https://www.scribd.com/document/383059819/Intellectual-Slavery-The-Worst-Legacy-of-Colonialism
Re: How We Plan To Create 100,000 Jobs In Nigeria — UK Govt by pointstores(m): 7:18pm On Sep 04, 2018
Nigeria is like an empty book

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Re: How We Plan To Create 100,000 Jobs In Nigeria — UK Govt by Alejoc(m): 7:18pm On Sep 04, 2018
I hope it is not the APC type of promise?
Re: How We Plan To Create 100,000 Jobs In Nigeria — UK Govt by gift2xl(m): 7:18pm On Sep 04, 2018
Welcome development
Re: How We Plan To Create 100,000 Jobs In Nigeria — UK Govt by kokakola: 7:19pm On Sep 04, 2018
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Re: How We Plan To Create 100,000 Jobs In Nigeria — UK Govt by Alejoc(m): 7:20pm On Sep 04, 2018
merahki:


If you read this book I will send you credit as a gesture of my appreciation
Thank you


Are you sure?
Re: How We Plan To Create 100,000 Jobs In Nigeria — UK Govt by patrickcollins: 7:20pm On Sep 04, 2018
RevenGeMission:
Watch how wailers will come and foam in the mouth that the north is the focus
Yes since the creation of Nigeria they have been given preferential treatment,that is why they do not support restructuring, Buhari have said it all, they believe that Nigeria has oil and expect freebies.

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Re: How We Plan To Create 100,000 Jobs In Nigeria — UK Govt by Alejoc(m): 7:20pm On Sep 04, 2018
Leun:



Announced a new £70-million programme to create 100,000 jobs in Nigeria.


What is this?? Let me tell you it's still colonization but no more chains and the likes.


Hmmm shocked
Re: How We Plan To Create 100,000 Jobs In Nigeria — UK Govt by kokakola: 7:21pm On Sep 04, 2018
This is a welcome development

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