Philanthropist urges FG to bridge unemployment gaps through entrepreneurship | The Guardian Nigeria News


In line with United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 1 on ending poverty, a philanthropist and serial entrepreneur, Osahon Okunbo, has urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to tackle unemployment among youths and create wealth through entrepreneurship or start-ups.

It is estimated about 60 per cent of Nigeria’s population is under the age of 25, making it the youngest country in Africa. As this demographic continues to grow, so too does the demand for consumer goods, services and retail offerings.

With inflation currently at 24 per cent and unemployment rate among youths at 54 per cent, Osahon, who is also the Managing Director of the family owned Oil and Gas service provider, Pipeline Infrastructure Nigeria Ltd, said drastic action must be taken to salvage the situation.

He added this unpleasant development has compelled many youths to go into vices like cultism and armed robbery.

Others, he noted have joined the ‘japa’ bandwagon in…

Source: Guardian Newspaper