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Unemployment, major cause of insecurity in Nigeria – PYU Vice President

The Vice President (West Africa), Pan-African Youth Union (PYU), Dr. Oladele John Nihi has noted that it was worrisome that despite the growing population index of Nigeria, Unemployment rate has continued to sway higher without any deliberate effort by the government to correct such dangerous trends.

He made this known on Friday, while addressing a world press conference on the state of the Nigerian nation where he also pointed out salient issues of Insecurity, Prolonged Strike embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, dwindling economic index and the heated polity as front burner of our nation’s concern.

The VP said “Another variable we have identified as a factor or major cause of insecurity and instability across the country is the very high unemployment rate due to government inability to engage this growing population productively”.

Dr. Nihi pointed out that Unemployment as we all know was gradually becoming a norm in the societ adding that according to the National Bureau of Statistics, Nigeria’ unemployment rate was currently put at 33.3%, while that of youth unemployment rate is currently at 42.5%.

He stressed that based on findings, they have identified population explosion, with corruption playing a supportive role as factors for insecurities, bad economy, and other growth redundant events currently affecting Nigeria.

The VP therefore called on President Mohamadu Buhari, to with immediate effect constitute a workable committee with members cutting across all deciding constraints of the country; the youths, religious organizations, and notable stakeholders, to deliberate on possible and implementable diplomacies for these woes.

He said, “Mr President, President Muhamadu Buhari should checkmate affected ministries/ agencies that have done little or nothing in the past to address these challenges. The Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Finance, Budget, and Natioinal Planning, the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Ministry of Education, and other sister agencies assisting these ministries to come up with workable plans to solving these threats against the existence and unity of our country, Nigeria”.

“My penultimate charge will go directly to Nigerian politicians already out in their numbers as expected, canvassing for support and votes from electorates to occupy certain elective positions. This, they are doing without paying appropriate attention to the fact that the country they wish to represent or lead, needs saving. They all need to realize that for electorates and citizens to enjoy these dividends of democracy they are promising to deliver, one need to first of all rescue the country from obscurity, insecurity, corruption, bad economy, and disintegration of unity across board”.

He similarly asked the President Muhamadu Buhari to call for questioning these individuals; Godwin Emefiele, Governor of Central Bank, Zainab Ahmed, Honorable Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mej. Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi, Honorable Minister of Defense, Mallam Adamu Adamu, Honorable Minister of Education; as we all believe that they ought to have adequate response to the many questions on the lips of Nigerians as to why the country is on decline in sensitive areas such as security, economy, and the education sector.

As the most populous country in Africa and one of the most populated in the world, our leaders needs to derive mechanisms to address issues surrounding unemployment of youths and citizens to control insecurity across the country, and dialogue with aggrieved parties to broker peace, he added.