16 Million Nigerian Graduates Are Jobless; ASUU Cries Out

Did you notice the number at all? 16MILLION JOBLESS GRADUATE, not 16,000 jobless graduates! If you are there and still don’t take your future seriously; you are doing yourself bro. Being a graduate is not enough anymore; you must to get skilled!!! Before now, if you are a secondary school leaver; there is assurance of you feeding your family, but now; the case is different. Even graduates now find it very difficult to feed themselves, not to talk of family. It’s time you wake-up!!!

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Sunday, April 22, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to safeguard the future of concerned Nigerians, and protect them from being tagged “youth sitting down and waiting for freebies”, Daily Trust reports. It was gathered that the union expressed its displeasure over 16 million unemployed Nigerian graduates, and about 12 million children out of school. Dr Deji Omole, the chairman, ASUU, University of Ibadan, who stated this in Ibadan said that it had become imperative for the president to be reminded that the future of the children and of the masses must not be used to play politics.

Omole also wondered why in the last week of April, the plan to declare an emergency in the sector had not been perfected. He said: “What has the government done to salvage the condition 12 million out of school children in Nigeria? What has the government done to ensure employment for over 16 million unemployed Nigerians? “What plan does the government have for graduates who go through the mandatory National Youth Service Corp every year, but frustrated by lack of job and hostile environment to even start a small and medium scale business? If the government fails to attend to the needs of the Youth today, they will become nightmares for Nigeria in the future.”

At this critical time in this country; it will be foolish for anybody, be it undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate to commit their future in the hands of any POLITICIAN. Don’t be deceive my brother, your future is in your hand! If you want to help yourself, and save your unborn children from this hardship to befall our dear beloved country – get skill! It’s time to learn something!!!

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