The presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Adebayo Adewole has declared that if elected in 2023, his administration would leverage technological opportunities such as blockchain and crypto to provide up to 30 million jobs for Nigerians.
He boasted that he would be relying on time-tested strategies that have worked in other countries to create the jobs.
Truetells Nigeria reports Adewole made the vow during an interview session on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics where he boasted that he has been the adviser to teams that have successfully implemented similar strategies in other countries.
Apart from tech, other sectors the presidential candidate promised to look at for the job creation which will lead to further alleviation of poverty in the society are agro-allied, alternative energy, infrastructure, health, and social services.
He said: “The way to get the job out is this. I realized that if we are to rely on our public expenditure alone, we cannot create these jobs. What I did was to go to the US Black Chamber of Commerce and the National Chamber of Commerce in the US – people who know me too well and whom I have worked with. I am a board adviser for some of them and I have gone around the world with them on job creation.
“I told them, ‘Look, you know we have done these things before in many countries and I have been your adviser and we have done all of these things. In my country, I know the objective conditions that we can create for you to come to Nigeria and we can create jobs.
“We sat down together and we looked at it in various sectors – agro-allied, alternative energy, infrastructure, health, and social services, new technologies such as block chain and crypto technology – we discovered that we can create three million jobs times 10 – 30 million jobs – using 2,000 companies and bringing the production that they are doing into the country.”