Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration said its target was to create 10,000 jobs by the year 2020.
In creating the jobs, the administration said that it would support residents to generate wealth while it worked towards reducing the high rate of unemployment and poverty in the territory.
FCT minister, Musa Bello, who disclosed this at an entrepreneurship and skills-development programme in Abuja, said the administration would continue to improve the living standards of the residents.
The minister, who was represented at the occasion by the managing director of Abuja Enterprise Agency (AEA), Tukur Arabi, expressed the need to empower citizens with relevant vocational skills.
He observed that special intervention programme was already designed to develop the capacities of women and youths on entrepreneurship and production skills in various trades.
According to him, the initiative would create jobs and promote self-reliance by encouraging starting productive and sustainable micro as well as small scale enterprises.