The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has urged the private sector to support the Federal Government’s efforts at creating jobs and stimulating growth of the Nigerian economy.
The CBN’s Acting Director, Corporate Communications, Isaac Okorafor, in a statement, on Wednesday, in Abuja, said that Emefiele made the call at the Blueband Factory launch organised by the Unilever in Agbara, Ogun state.
Emefiele also pledged the CBN’s continued support for companies committed to the objective of job-creation. He said that there were many Nigerian youths whose potential could be harnessed to strengthen the industrial base of the country.
The CBN governor recalled the practice in time past, when companies tested and offered jobs to the brightest among fresh graduates of different disciplines before they proceeded for their national youth service.
He said that a vast number of Nigerian youths were hardworking and willing to contribute their quota to the development of the country.
The CBN governor also commended the management of Unilever Nigeria Plc for heeding the bank’s call to return to Nigeria and build a world class plant after the foreign exchange restrictions on some 41 items, including margarine.