The news we got says that President Buhari has ordered the Statistician General Yemi Kale, to change the statistics of the unemployment in Nigeria.
According to the news, the reason Buhari ordered him to do so is to reflect the employment in the Nigerian agricultural sector which is not reflected in the stats.
The Punch reports that the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, said this on Sunrise Daily, a programme on Channels Television.
Garba Shehu said that during a recent meeting with the Federal Executive Council (FEC), Kale admitted that the NBS was only focusing on the creation of white collar jobs and not the agriculture sector and the informal sector.
However, a spokesman for the Abubakar Atiku campaign organisation, Phrank Shuaibu, who was on the programme, lambasted Shehu, accusing the presidency of attempting to alter job statistics on the eve of elections.