ABUJA -Minister of Finance, Mr. Olusegun Aganga, raised hopes on the Jonathan administration’s one million jobs per year and a better economy in the months ahead as he revealed that foreign investors had commenced talks with the Federal Government with a view to establishing refineries, petrochemical companies and fertilizer plants in country.
He spoke while playing host to a delegation of Guinness Nigeria Plc which met him to discuss the company’s plan to invest N450 billion in the Nigeria’s economy
“I can tell you that in the last one month we have had about three (investors) that have come to talk about building a fertilizer plants in the country, there are those that have come to talk about petrochemical plant, there are those that have come to build refineries.
“At the end of this year, we would have gone close to one million if we have not already. I like to say things and see them happens, I am not like those that throw out figures like that, I am not a politician, I am a technocrat.
“My aim is to create one million jobs a year. If we only have nine months to go this year, that means we would not create one million, we may be able to, I don’t know, but that is the plan,” he said.
The minister did not give details of the discussions with the investors but added that three other groups were discussing the establishment of hospitals of global standards which would foreign medical trips unnecessary and thereby conserve foreign exchange in the country.