Tag: Youth Unemployment

Government To Address Youth Unemployment And Drug Addiction- Presidency

The federal government would address the youths’ unemployment through pragmatism and active involvements of critical stakeholders of the economy on the job creation. The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Youths and Students Affairs, Nasir Adhama said: “the recent data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) which[Read More…]

Buhari Acknowledges Number Of Growing Jobless Young People, Promises 2016 Budget Will Reduce The Numbers

President Mohammadu Buhari, yesterday, stated that the problem of youth unemployment bedevilling the country would become history after the passage of 2016 national budget President Buhari spoke at a dinner he organised in honour of the visiting Alumni Association of the Indian Defence Services Staff College,DSSC, Wellingon, led by the[Read More…]

“We Are Sitting On A Gun Powder” – Obasanjo Raises Alarm Over Unemployment In Nigeria

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Federal, State and local governments “to do more in the area of employment. The former President who spoke at the 10th anniversary and 6th and 7th convocation ceremonies of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijagun, Ijebu Ode warned “If there is no[Read More…]

Joe Onwukeme: Challenges Facing Nigerian Unemployed Youths

This article became necessary as a follow up to my Diary Of An Unemployed Graduate (DOAUG). After the article was published, a concerned unemployed youth sent me an e mail. “Joe, I read your DOAUG; it gives me joy that you understand the pains of unemployed graduates. But if I[Read More…]

CBN Says 80% Of Nigerian Youths Unemployed

The Central Bank of Nigeria on Thursday said 80 per cent of Nigerian youths are still unemployed according to the Special Assistant on Sustainable Banking, CBN, Dr. Aisha Mahmood. Mahmood disclosed that unemployment was still a severe threat to Nigeria’s economy. Mahmood spoke while delivering a paper on Nigerian Sustainable Banking[Read More…]

Chido Onumah: Youth Unemployment In A Rebased Economy

By Chido Onumah A few days after the figures of Nigeria’s rebased GDP were made public last week, The Punch newspaper carried a very frightening front page story about a young unemployed Nigerian, Sunday Omotayo, who wanted to commit suicide. The picture that accompanied the horror story showed Omotayo sprawling[Read More…]