NLC calls for policy response to address unemployment

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Dr Peter Eson-Ozo, General Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress.

Dr Peter Eson-Ozo, the General Secretary, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has urged the Federal Government to develop a policy that will address the increasing rate of youth unemployment in Nigeria.

Eson-Ozo made the call in Abuja on Wednesday.

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has predicted that global youth unemployment rate will rise by 13.1 percent at the end of 2016 and 2017 from 12.9 percent at the end of 2015.

Eson-Ozo said that the global unemployment projections were gloomy, adding that the situation in Nigeria might even be gloomier.

“This is because the way things are now, given all the economic parameters, we are actually faced with a situation in which the unemployment rate in Nigeria will continue to rise.

“If we take that along with the underemployment and disguised employment, we find that…

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