Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his commitment towards keeping Nigerian youths busy with jobs by protecting the economy and securing the future of the country.
Femi Adesina noted that the signing of the agreement will expose the industries and small businesses to external pressures and competitions, which could lead to closures and job losses.
He said, “We are not enthusiastic about signing the EPA because of our largely youthful population. We are still struggling to provide jobs for them, and we want our youths to be kept busy.
“Presently, our industries cannot compete with the more efficient and highly technologically driven industries in Europe. We have to protect our industries and our youths.”
“Our insistence on probity is to encourage people to be accountable, and accept honesty as a lifestyle so as to secure the future of our youths,” he said.
The president said more than 60% of Nigerians fall into the age category of youths and deserve to inherit a stable and prosperous country that they can be proud of.
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