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‘Nigeria can get 4m jobs annually through AGOA’

By Victoria Ojeme

THE United State of America, USA, is set to create four million jobs annually in Nigeria through African Growth and Opportunity Act, AGOA, scheme, Fred Oladehinde, a US expert, has said.

Oladehinde, who is the President of the Foundation for Democracy in Africa, a Washington DC-based NGO, stated this in a chat with newsmen in Abuja.

The Small and Medium Enterprises, SMEs, expert said the AGOA plan was to reduce unemployment through creation of 20 million jobs in Africa annually, explaining that the US authorities initiated AGOA scheme in May 2000 through which over 6,500 products could access US market, duty free, till 2015.

 


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