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Create 3 million new jobs a year through industrialisation, public work and agricultural expansion

Seven years on, Buhari’s government has struggled to meet this target.

The data is disjointed, but using official statistics we have been able to piece together the bigger picture. 

The upshot is that Nigeria has struggled to create enough jobs in the last seven years. If anywhere near 21 million jobs had been created as pledged, the impact would have been apparent in the numbers.

– Africa Check, updated May 2022. First tracked in 2018, and reviewed in 2020.

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