A Non Governmental Organization, Centre for youth integrity peace and social development (CEYIPSOD) has urged Nigeria government to provide new jobs for the youths in other to reduce crime rate.
This is contained in a statement in Ado Ekiti signed by the National president of the group Comrade oluseye Victor Adeleye to commemorate the Nigeria independence.
Adeleye explained that the current state of unemployment in Nigeria was highly worrisome with its attendant effect which include high prevalence rate of crimes and criminality, mass murders, insurgency, militancy, armed robbery, kidnappings and drug abuse, among others.
Comrade Adeleye appealed to the Federal Government and the state ministry of labour and productivity to enhance its values on the empowerment of self employed youth as such would go a long way to generate more jobs for others and boost the nation’s economy.
According to him, government must find long lasting solution to the extortion of existing self employed youth in the name of generating revenue, which in turn lower the morale of such youth in business.
He also suggested the need for authorities to ensure that recruitments into various parastatals must be scrutinized with transparent factors so as to reduce the worrisome benefits of some individuals in political cycle and ensure that the best hands are engaged for better productivity.
The national president equally added that all skill acquisition programmes across the country must be revamped with a view of promoting self discovery and reducing crimes amongst the youth.
“Nigeria’s unemployment numbers jumped by nearly 30 percent in 2018 to 16 million, according to a November report by the National Bureau of Statistics and now 23.1 percent.
Nigeria edged-out of its worst recession in nearly three decades in September last year and made bouts of economic growth but unemployment and poverty have yet to see a positive impact he said”
He noted that the high unemployment rate of 23.1 per cent, and underemployment of 16.6 per cent by the National Bureau Statistics (NBS) of 2019 report was alarming while another two million are expected to be unemployed by the end of the year 2019 hence the need for urgent steps to end the ugly trend.
Nigeria overtook India this year as having the largest number of people living in extreme poverty — 87 million — according to the Washington-based Brookings Institution.
Reviewing the mission and stated objectives of CEYISPOD Comrade Adeleye oluseye Victor the National president CEYIPSOD said it is strongly suggested that the Federal and State Government should allocate more resources and energy in the provision of adequate human capacity to aid the development of the youth via skill acquisition or the placement of more employment opportunities in the country.
This is even as it is been projected by various financial experts that the unemployment rate for this country will reach 33.5 per cent by 2020, with consequences that are better imagined, if the trend is not urgently reversed.