- A UN resident coordinator, Edward Kallon, warns that the number of unemployed youths in Nigeria is alarming
- Kallon says the stability and future of Nigeria is threatened by the number of unemployed youths in the country
- The UN official advises the government to release billions of dollars needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The United Nations has warned that Nigeria is sitting on a time bomb due to the number of unemployed youths in the country.
A UN resident coordinator, Edward Kallon, who gave the warning at a retreat in Calabar said the number of Nigeria’s unemployed youths threatens the stability and future of the country.
“The level of youth unemployment in Nigeria has made the country susceptible. Nigeria is sitting on a time bomb, he said.
Kallon advised the government to release billions of dollars needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Daily Trust reports.
The official said the UN was ready to assist in brokering and supporting such partnerships that would help in achieving SDGs in Nigeria.
Meanwhile, a former presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria in the 2019 elections, Oby Ezekwesili, has said Nigeria’s economy is not booming under President Muhammadu Buhari's administration.
Channels TV reported that Ezekwesili, who is a former vice president of the World Bank, also claimed that Nigerians have become poorer in the last four years
According to her, the unemployment rate is high and this has been a source of complaint and criticism of the government.
A situation were millions of Nigerian have no jobs is a red flag for Ezekwesili, who explained that if the country was public quoted company, it would have been put up for rescue operations.
NAIJ.com (naija.ng) -> Legit.ng: Same great journalism, upgraded for better service!
Unemployed graduates are too many in my ghetto | Legit TV