- Some unemployed youths stormed the National Assembly with the hope of serving as aides to the new lawmakers
- The job seekers who were in groups were said to have rushed towards the lawmakers in the lobby at the end of their session
- The federal government has said Nigeria's unemployment rate would reach 33.5% by 2020
The ninth National Assembly started sessions on Thursday, June 13, as unemployment remains a big challenge in the country.
Many job seekers stormed the premises of the House of Representatives hoping to be aides to the new lawmakers, The Guardian reports.
The job seekers were mostly women as they stood in groups, hoping to present their Curricula Vitae (CV) to the lawmakers after the plenary.
Immediately the legislator finished their sessions, the job hunters ambushed them at the lobby, showing them reason why they were the most suited for the positions.
At the plenary on Thursday, June 13, the lower chamber discussed the insecurity in the country as Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila spoke about the worrisome issue.
It should be noted that two lawmakers, Ajibola Muraina and Benjamin Kalu earlier moved a motion of national importance before the executive session dissolved into discussing allocation of offices, furniture and allowances.
During the session on insecurity, the lawmakers urged the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu and other security agencies to counter the criminal activities in Oyo state.
Members of the House also asked the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to assist victims of kidnappings and violent activities in the state.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the federal government said that the Nigeria's unemployment rate would reach 33.5% by 2020.
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The minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, said this while declaring open a two-day workshop on “Breaking the resilience of high unemployment rate in the country”, on Thursday, May 2, in Abuja.
It was gathered that he said that the incessant increase of unemployment in the country was alarming.
According to him, the high unemployment rate of 23.1%, and underemployment of 16.6 per cent by the National Bureau Statistics (NBS) of 2019 report was alarming.
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