Unemployment is one of the fundamental developmental challenges facing Nigeria at the
moment. One question I ponder upon is “when do we break free from the shackles of unemployment in our country NIGERIA?”
This has become a socio-economic problem that needs a radical approach before it becomes a threat to national security that is if it isn’t already. It is like a cankerworm that has eaten deep into our system and all forms of treatment proves abortive.
It is even saddening to hear that the Federal Government has advised unemployed graduates who are seeking government jobs to look elsewhere, saying there are more sustainable lucrative ventures outside their focus.
It is heartbreaking to think that the people in power and authority have so downplayed the depth of the problem of unemployment and underemployment.
How do we explain that about 40% of the youths in the country are without jobs even after spending time, money and resources to acquire a good level of education?.
How can she have 80% of her population living in less than $2/ day making 47% of Nigerians live in extreme poverty. It is safe to say that the leaders of our country have become comfortable with her current state as long as they are not affected then they careless. They have however failed to put into consideration the vices caused by the evils of unemployment in the country today.
Let’s pause for a moment and look at the evils of unemployment