- In the opinion of the PDP, the APC is playing games with its reports about job creation
- According to the opposition, the ruling party has nowhere to hide with the latest report of the NBS
- Moreover, the PDP claimed that the APC is even extorting Nigerians in MDAs over fake job offers
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of lying to Nigerians about the federal government's many job creation initiatives.
The PDP pointed out that the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)'s report on the growing rate of unemploying in the country proves that the APC-led government has not been sincere with its activities in this regard, Channels TV reports.
A statement by the main opposition's national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said what is even worse is that many youths are losing their jobs under this administration.
ThisDay, in its reports on this, quoted Ologbodiyan as saying that much of the problems of Nigerian youths are caused by the APC.
Part of the statement read:
“The rise in unemployment from the alarming 27.1 percent in Q2, 2020 to 33.3 percent in Q4 2020, despite the bogus claims of the APC administration, confirms that indeed, there is no hope in sight under the Buhari Presidency and the APC.
“It is clear that the direct cause of the escalating unemployment is the incompetence, as well as the widespread corruption and treasury looting in the Buhari administration, where APC leaders are reported to have looted over N15 trillion, which should have been used to create wealth, develop our country and provide jobs for our citizens.”
It went on to allege that the APC has fashioned a means by which citizens are "deceived to pay for non-existent jobs in ministries, departments, and agencies at alarming costs, ranging between N2 million to N6 million, depending on the agency."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that unemployment in Nigeria surged to the second-highest on a global list of countries.
The figure rose to 33.3% in the three months through December 2020, according to a report published by the National Bureau of Statistics on its website on Monday, March 15.
Onyirioha Nnamdi is a graduate of Literature and English Language at the University of Lagos. He is a Politics/Current Affairs Editor who writes on news and political topics for Legit.ng. He brings into his reporting a wealth of experience in creative and analytical writing. Nnamdi has a major interest in local and global politics.