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MARCH 2018

Dialogue Series

Tackling Job Creation

The theme of the March 2018 Roundtable was “Tackling Job Creation”. The event was the fourth of the GPRN Policy Dialogue Series and had the main objective of seeking agreement on the core elements of a job creation strategy that would lead to an agenda to create millions of jobs for Nigerians. The discussions at this event were informed by a background paper that discussed theoretical drivers of unemployment and discusses various contexts in which the unemployment challenge in Nigeria should be examined. It also discussed the facts about unemployment over the last few decades as well as some of the previous job creation strategies that have been implemented in the past. Some key questions raised at the end of the paper served as a guide for the discussions at the Roundtable.

 

Expected Output

The expected output of the March Roundtable is a report that would seek to identify the root causes of the unemployment in Nigeria, identify the economic sectors with the highest job creation potential, and then the factors that must be in place to unlock the jobs. This would lead to an agenda on how to create millions of jobs for Nigerians.

 

Conclusion

The Roundtable was able to successfully interrogate the issues surrounding the inability of the Nigerian economy to create the required number of jobs, as well as discuss strategies for tackling the unemployment challenge in Nigeria

Dialogue Participants

Tunde-Osibamowo

Tunde Osibamowo

Head, Presidential Delivery Unit, Economic Recovery and Growth Plan
Okorie-Uchendu

Okorie Uchendu

SA Economy, Office of the President of the Senate
Richard-Ough

Richard Ough

Senior Economic Adviser, UK-DfID
Titilola-Akindeinde

Titilola Akindeinde

Team Lead, Policy Development Facility (DfID-PDF)
Temitope-Toogun

Temitope Toogun

Representative, Nigerian Economic Summit Group
Teju-Abisoye

Teju Abisoye

Director, Lagos State Employment Trust Fund
Bunmi-Adeoye

Bunmi Adeoye

Special Adviser to the Minister of Industry Trade and Investment
Yemi-Dipeolu

Ambassador Yemi Dipeolu

Chief Economic Adviser to the President
Yemi-Kale

Yemi Kale

RStatistician General, Nigerian Bureau of Statistics
Edirin-Akemu

Edirin Akemu

Special Adviser to the Minister of Industry Trade and Investment
Ugo-Ikemba

Ugo Ikemba

Team Lead, Growth and Employment in States
Leke-Adefala

Adeleke Adefala

Executive Chairman, TVET-UK-Nigeria
Martina-Nwordu

Martina Nwordu

Director, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment
Jerome-Afeikhena

Jerome Afeikhena

International Policy Consultant, Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO)
Gylych-Jelilov

Gylych Jelilov

Head of Department, Economics, Nile University of Nigeria
Sam-Unom

Sam Unom

Team Lead, DfID LEAP-PERL
Bibi-Abdullahi

Bibi Abdullahi

Head Consultant, Kaduna Startup Entrepreneurship Programme
Ife-Adebayo

Ife Adebayo

Technical Assistant to SSA Job Creation and Youth Employment
Roland-Akalugwa

Roland Akalugwa

Technical Assistant to SSA Job Creation and Youth Employment
Patrick-Okigbo

Patrick Okigbo

Principal Partner, Nextier Advisory
Osita-Aniemeka

Osita Aniemeka

Program Director, CBN – Enterprise Development Centre
Olorunshola-Abdulazeez

Olorunshola Abdulazeez

Economist, Nigeria Governors’ Forum
Nathaniel-Urama

Nathaniel Urama

Director, Applied Economics Unit, AfriHeritage
Nonso-Obikili

Nonso Obikili

Consultant, Nextier Advisory
Myani-Bukar

Myani Bukar

Policy Partnerships Manager, PERL-LEAP Nigeria
Teniola-Tayo

Teniola Tayo

Senior Analyst, Nextier Advisory

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