- The Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has accused the federal government of increasing the unemployment rate in Nigeria
- Saraki said the unemployment problem in the country is as a result of the lack of economic knowledge by the current administration
- Consequently, the Senate president urged youths to vote massively for the PDP candidate, Atiku Abubakar
The President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government has been accused of increasing the unemployment rate in the country by Senate President Bukola Saraki.
Saraki who is also the director general of the presidential campaign organisation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) disclosed this while addressing youths in Kwara state.
According to the Senate president, the unemployment problem in the country is as a result of the lack of economic knowledge by the current administration.
“It is only the president that knows how to create jobs that our youths want. The government cannot give all the youths jobs. How do youths get jobs all over the world?
“They get jobs because the government will allow people to set up businesses, people will set up factories, people that want to be entrepreneurs will be entrepreneurs. It’s not by the government.
“So anywhere that the President will have to bring people in, jobs will be created. For three and the half years, the highest number that we have seen since Nigeria started, of people that have not got jobs is under this government because ‘dem no sabi am," he said.
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Going further, Saraki urged youths to vote massively for the PDP candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
“You can only give what you know. Let us move out and vote for Atiku. Atiku will bring jobs. When there is a job, our youths will get jobs. Without that, there will be no jobs for you.
“Please our youths, don’t make mistake. And in Kwara, I want to vote en masse for Atiku. I don’t want 55-45 or 60-40 or 65-35,” he added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Saraki, came under attack again from the Kwara Central senatorial district candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ibrahim Oloriegbe, who vowed to unseat the senator.
Speaking at a press conference in Lagos, Oloriegbe, said Saraki should not be allowed to return to the upper legislative chamber due to his lack of Islamic value which the Kwara people are known for.
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