A Professor at the Institute for Security Studies, Lower Usman Dam, Abuja, Prof Augustine Ikelegbe, has come out to say that Federal Government must focus on the unemployment statistics the country is battling with.
He also urged Nigerian universities to work on how they educate their graduates, as they must be taught to embrace new technologies and be great entrepreneurs.
Prof Augustine said this at the 12th matriculation ceremony of the Western Delta University, Oghara, Delta State.
He said 26 million unemployed people are currently chasing jobs that do not exist.
Furthermore, he revealed that unemployment is a key social problem as 23 million Nigerians within the 15 to 35 years age bracket are under-employed while some 1.8 million Nigerians enter the labour market yearly, with tertiary institution graduates making up 500, 000 of the number.
Support InfoStride News' Credible Journalism: Only credible journalism can guarantee a fair, accountable and transparent society, including democracy and government. It involves a lot of efforts and money. We need your support. Click here to Donate