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UK Government Unveils Strategic Measures to Accelerate Economic Growth and Foster Job Creation

UK Government Unveils Strategic Measures to Accelerate Economic Growth and Foster Job Creation

Doris Uzoka-Anite, the Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment, has presented a series of key initiatives aimed at accelerating economic growth and creating more job opportunities under the Tinubu administration.

The minister highlighted the active involvement of the ministry in negotiating Nigeria’s accession to the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA). Recognizing the immense potential of the AFCFTA, the government aims to leverage it for export diversification, expanded market access, and increased foreign direct investment.

“We have identified various initiatives to bring about reforms in the commodity trading sector, with a focus on improving outcomes for farmers and miners,” Uzoka-Anite stated.

She further outlined ongoing efforts, including the enhancement of operations at the Nigerian Commodity Exchange (NCX), the implementation of robust outreach programs, and the establishment of a National Job Centre. Additionally, the Skill-UP Artisans program (SUPA) aims to empower 10 million artisans with tech-enabled skills and industry-standard certifications. This initiative will address skills gaps and reduce reliance on imported labor.

The minister emphasized the Ministry’s commitment to innovative solutions and cross-sector collaboration as key drivers of economic growth and job creation.

The event was attended by Mr. Bayo Onanuga, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Information and Strategy, Dr. Ngozi Onwudiwe, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Information and National Orientation, and Chief Executive Officers of agencies under the two ministries.

Mohammed Idris, the Minister of Information and National Orientation, who moderated the Ministerial Press Briefing Series (MPBS), emphasized the importance of building trust and ensuring that the Nigerian people are well-informed. The platform provides an opportunity for the media to directly engage with senior officials and hold them accountable.

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