It’s sad they say Nigerian graduates are not employable – Buhari

  AKURE – President Muhammadu Buhari has berated the description of Nigerians as unemployable, asking Nigerian universities to focus attention on turning around the narrative. He made the call while speaking at the 31st convocation of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo state, on Saturday. Buhari was represented by Suleiman Yusuf, the deputy executive secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC). Buhari said the description of Nigerian graduates as unemployable by employers of labour is worrisome to his administration. He said universities should live up to their mandate and ensure that their graduates are employable. “In today’s globalised knowledge economy in which the wealth, strategic importance and ranking of [Read]

Additional 4.5m Nigerians Join The Unemployed In 2018 ― World Bank

Nigerians joined the labour force in 2018 while only 450,000 of them were employed. In its Nigeria Economic Update (NEU) Report released in Abuja on Monday, the bank with population growth (estimated at 2.6 percent) outpacing economic growth, per capita incomes are falling. National Bureau of Statistics reported that Unemployment and Underemployment Report for Quarter 1 to Quarter 3, 2017 had noted that “The number of people within the labor force who are unemployed or underemployed increased from 13.6 million and 17.7 million respectively in Q2 2017, to 15.9 million and 18.0 million in Q3 2017. “Total unemployment and underemployment combined increased from 37.2 percent in the previous quarter to [Read]

Senate fight dirty over secret job slots, racketeering, vows probe

…As Senate Committee Vows to Expose  Alleged Secret Recruitment in FIRS, NASDRA, NDLEA, others …Alleges that some agencies sell single employment slot for as high as N1.5 million. INDICATIONS have emerged that the Senate is set for a showdown with some federal agencies and Parastatals over alleged secret recruitment exercises, just as there is palpable disquiet in the Upper Chamber over the matter. The Senate has however vowed to summon and subsequently probe these agencies with a view to ensuring that employment and job recruitment strictly complies with the Federal Character Principle in accordance with the 1999 Constitution ( As Amended). Speaking with Journalists yesterday in Abuja, Chairman, Senate Committee [Read]

BOOM! “Don’t Look For White Collar Jobs, Embrace Carpentry, Plumbing – Ngige Tells Nigerians

  Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has advised Nigerians to carpentry, plumbing, and not focus only on white collar jobs. Ngige believes Nigeria’s high unemployment rate can be greatly reduced if more Nigerians embrace blue collar jobs that are largely neglected. He made this known during an interview on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. The Minister noted that the Federal Government has an established vocational skills policy, but that Nigerians think blue collar jobs are beneath their status. He said; “It (unemployment) was an issue and that was why we did an advocacy and told people not to look at only the white collar [Read]

2019: I Will Pay N20,000 Monthly Stipend To All Unemployed Graduates – PDP Guber Candidate [READ MORE]

  The Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate for the 2019 election in Niger State, Alhaji Umar Mohammed Nasko, has declared that his government will pay N20,000 monthly to all unemployed graduates in the state under a social security scheme that he will launch. The PDP standard bearer while addressing party faithful in continuation of his campaign for the the 2019 governorship election in Suleja town over the weekend, pledged to pay any new minimum wage approved by the federal government in addition to assuring of regular payment of pensions, gratuities and staff salaries. Nasko told the crowd that under the social security scheme, a register for all those that are [Read]

UNEMPLOYMENT: ‘Blame those producing more children and not Buhari’, Says Udo Udoma [READ MORE]

The Federal Government says that in spite of its programmes aimed at creating jobs, the unemployment rate continues to rise due to the rise in population growth. The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udo Udoma said this on Thursday at the Public Presentation and Breakdown of 2019 Federal Government’s Budget. Mr Udoma explained that the Buhari administration had met up with its promise of creating millions of jobs. However, the quantum of people entering the market each year affects unemployment data. The minister was reacting to a report released by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, on Wednesday which said that the unemployment rate had risen from [Read]