UBA Chairman, Tony Elumelu to work with Presidency to create 3 million jobs

The Chairman, UBA’s Board of Directors, Mr. Tony Elumelu has been appointed Vice Chairman of the Presidential Jobs Board inaugurated in Abuja on Wednesday, September 10, 2014.

Vice Chairman, Presidential Committee on Job Creation and Chairman, UBA, Mr. Tony Elumelu explaining a point to President Goodluck E. Jonathan during the inauguration of the Presidential Jobs Board in Abuja

The Presidential Jobs Board, which is chaired by Vice President Namadi Sambo, has a mandate to create three million jobs in the next 12 months.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, held at the Presidential Villa, President Jonathan said that it was important that people are not just trained for skills acquisition but also given jobs.

L-R GMD/CEO, Mr. Phillips Oduoza; Vice Chairman, Presidential Committee on Job Creation and Chairman, UBA, Mr. Tony Elumelu and Minister of Works, Mr. Mike Onolememen

“We have carefully constituted the Jobs Board to include key members of the public and private sector, this is to ensure that the board can draw on the cross expertise of people in government as well as those in private enterprise,” The President said.

Vice-President Namadi Sambo assured the president that the board would immediately set to work to ensure that the benchmark of three million jobs within the next 12 months is met.

Also speaking, Mr. Elumelu, said members of the private sector had been encouraged to be part of the board because of the transformation initiatives of the federal government.

The Presidential Jobs Board consists of Sambo as its chairman, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Anyim Pius Anyim; Minister of Petroleum; Alison-Madueke; Minister of Trade and Investment, Mr. Olusegun Aganga; CBN Governor- Godwin Emefiele,  among others

Key members from the private sector, beside Mr. Elumelu include;  President, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote; Chairman of Innoson Group, Mr. Innocent Chukwuma; and Chairman/CEO of Aiteo Oil and Gas, Mr. Benny Peters, among others. 
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