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Transportation: FG Harnessing Opportunities To Create Jobs For Youths — Minister

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The Federal Government is harnessing opportunities to create jobs for Nigerian youths, says the Minister of State for Transportation, Senator Gbemisola Saraki. Saraki stated this on Thursday during a courtesy visit to Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State.

She said that the Federal Government was working to reduce unemployment rates amongst graduates and non-graduates through job creation and revamping of the transport sector and others.

“The present administration under the dynamic leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari has been working on revamping key sectors of the economy of which transportation is one, to make life better for Nigerians.

“The Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Transportation has invested huge resources toward the revitalization of infrastructure by modernizing and remodeling the rail lines across the country.

“This is being done to restore the rail transport services to Nigerians. The rehabilitation of Port Harcourt-Gombe-Maiduguri lines has commenced as part of efforts in that direction.”

Saraki said that the government was also working on revamping the maritime sector by decongesting the ports and instituting port reforms to make life more meaningful and easy for operators.