President Muhammadu Buhari has blamed technology over his administration’s inability to create job for the teeming youths.
Mr Buhari stated this on Wednesday while paying Sallah homepage to the Emir of Daura, Dr Faruk Umar Faruk, a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, said.
He urged parents to train their children in education and as well as to enroll them in skill acquisition because technology was shirking the chances of government to create jobs.
“We should ensure the children get proper education. The knowledge they acquire should not be towards getting government jobs,” Mr Buhari said. “We don’t have jobs in government anymore. With technology, governments are becoming more smaller, nimble and efficient.
“Emphasis should now be on skills acquisition and competence in creation and deployment of technology. During the Covid-19, we asked all level 12 downward to stay at home, and surprisingly the systems worked effectively,” he noted.
While seeking to be elected president in 2015, Mr Buhari had pledged to create three million jobs yearly while in opposition.
No inheritance for my children – Buhari
The president who clamoured for children to be educated also said education was the only inheritance he has for his children.
“I was locked up for more than three years, after leading the country. At that point, I realised and I told my children that your net worth is what is in your head, not what you have acquired in life,” Mr Buhari recalled.
“My focus has always been on training the children to be relevant wherever they find themselves. I told my children, particularly the girls, that they can only get married after getting a first degree.
“They already know that I am not leaving anything for anyone to inherit. My greatest legacy to the children is to ensure they are properly educated,” he added.