Youth unemployment as a ticking time bomb

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Ayo Oyoze Baje

nigeria’s self-deceit, with the policymakers erroneously believing that the current dysfunctional structure of a bloated centre can get us out of the economic wood is robbing our youths of a glorious future. Indeed, the recurring ugly decimal of youth unemployment in Nigeria that keeps worsening by the decade calls for serious concern and urgent action. And such an intervention should come from a sustained pragmatic synergy involving the federal and state governments, the private sector and richly endowed individuals.

If not done, we may soon be agonising over spilt milk as the wave of sundry crimes such as armed robbery, hostage taking for ransom, terrorism, prostitution as well as drug peddling and its addiction takes over our directionless youths.

 According to the National Bureau of Statistics, unemployment and underemployment  in the country combined…



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