Plateau state government has affirmed its commitment to create 20,000 jobs for Plateau youths in 2022.
The state government plan was contained in the government statement issued on Wednesday in Jos by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Danladi Atu, at the end of a two-day retreat to review its policies.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the retreat was organised for members of the state executive council, permanent secretaries, chief executives of boards and parastatal agencies and special advisers to the governor.
“All Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) must put all hands on deck to ensure that the commitment to create jobs that will take 20,000 youths out of the unemployment market between now and 2022″.
According to the document, Gov. Simon Lalong’s administration restated its determination to prioritise the completion of all critical projects and programmes before the end of his administration.
All Ministeries, Department and Agencies were tasked to explore alternative sources of funding critical projects and programmes while the option of Public Private Partnership (PPP) and donor funding would be embraced strategically
The retreat resolved to adopt the State Monitoring and Evaluation Policy and Law which will ensure self-tracking of projects and programmes and quarterly review sessions. (NAN)